Jason Day is the world’s best golfer… when he plays right-handed. As it turns out, however, he doesn’t look that far off when he flips around and swings left-handed, thanks to this video from former PGA Tour player and fellow Aussie David Lutterus.
The swing could maybe use a little more shoulder turn on the way back, but that swing flaw could be sorted out with a little more practice.
The video’s caption says Day smoked that left-handed drive 285 yards. For comparison’s sake, the 2015 PGA Champion averaged 304.5 yards per measured drive last season, 15th-best on the PGA Tour.
Day’s left-handed shot, assuming an accurate report from Lutterus, would have been six yards shorter than the PGA Tour average and right around the same distance Tour stalwarts Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Russell Knox and Chris Kirk hit it.
Luke Donald, Ryan Moore, Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk would be hitting before left-handed Jason Day.