In his darkest moments battling back pain and vertigo, Jason Day had already written the epitaph on his career, so winning last week was a joyful reward for fighting through.
The 35-year-old Australian ended a five-year win drought by capturing the Byron Nelson for his 13th PGA Tour title and comes to Oak Hill for this week’s PGA Championship trying to contain his expectations.
“I didn’t know if this was the end for me just because of where my body was and how I was feeling,” Day said Wednesday.
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“I was not only struggling mentally but I was also struggling physically and there was a lot of doubt in my mind to think I’d ever come back and be able to win again.
“I thought it was going to be one of those things where I just had a great career –…