Australia's Jason Day prepares to putt on the 4th green  at Royal Birkdale
Australia's Jason Day prepares to putt on the 4th green at Royal Birkdale Dave Thompson

Day fires back after ice cream and movie

GOLF: Jason Day relaxed with a movie and ice cream in order to get himself back in the hunt for a maiden British Open title.

The Australian world No.6 admitted to behaving like a spoilt brat following a disastrous second round at Royal Birkdale, which left him teetering on the edge of missing the cut.

But he fired back with a third-round 65 -his lowest ever round at a British Open - and a share of 18th spot heading into the final day's play tonight.

"It was The Expendables 2, so it was a bit of action,” he said of the movie.

"I was supposed to go to the gym ... I'm glad I didn't because I probably would have squatted 500 pounds, I was that angry.

"And after I ate some ice cream, I became a lot happier.

Australia's Jason Day plays off the 5th tee  at Royal Birkdale
Australia's Jason Day plays off the 5th tee at Royal Birkdale Dave Thompson

"My wife was saying, "Just go out there and just play. You've got nothing to lose now, obviously. You're dead last, anyway, no matter what you're trying to prove.'

"It was great to get out there and shoot the score I did.”

During a second-round fade-out, Day had leaked five shots in his final three holes, before storming out of Royal Birkdale.

"It wasn't so much that I was angry at thinking I'm missing the cut,” Day said.

"It was more so I was angry with I was even par with three holes to go - and I came home in a coffin.

"I was honestly thinking I could par 16, birdie 17, par 18, get it to one-under par and I'm right there.”

American Jordan Spieth has a big lead going into the final round

Spieth shot a bogey-free 65 in the third round at Royal Birkdale - his third consecutive round in the 60s - to sit at 11 under par for the championship and lead by three strokes from fellow American Matt Kuchar.



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