2016 US Open: Jason Day’s pre-tournament press conference – full video

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SPOILER ALERT: Jason Day lets slip that he will be coming back to play in Australia this year.

Australian golf fans will be pleased to hear that despite suffering a cold, Jason Day sounds confident and ready for the challenge ahead of the 2016 US Open. Day said that he is the most stressed he has ever been right now but emphasised that he thrives playing under pressure.

“I was just going to say that I’ve never been more stressed in my life than right now. It’s just because being No. 1 in the world, having a lot of expectations on you, having to practice so hard to keep that No. 1 spot, trying to win as many tournaments as I can put a lot of stress and pressure on your shoulders,” Day said.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t get to prepare Saturday, Sunday, but I feel pretty rested, which is a good thing for me. I think I’m going to need that rest this week with how tough the golf course is. So I’ll be ready come Thursday.”

Australian golf fans will be even happier to here that Day may be heading home to play later this year.

Day may have also spoiled the surprise by letting slip that he plans to play in Australia in 2016. The world number one was asked about how he spent three months off at the end of last year and elaborated on his plans for this year.

“I mean, you have to take some time off from golf. If you don’t take time off from golf, you get burnt out pretty quick. With how the wraparound season is — and we call it kind of the silly season, where you can go around the world and play — you can play golf pretty much every week if you wanted to,” Day said.

“But that just doesn’t work out that way because you’ll mentally fry yourself and you’ll be done. So I’ll try to take a month, month and a half off at the end of this year before I head back down to Australia and play.”

We’re assuming that means Day will lead the Australian pairing at The World Cup of Golf at Kingston Heath in November, possibly also teeing it up at the Australian Open at Royal Sydney a week earlier.

Stay tuned for the official announcements in the coming weeks…

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