BY MICHAEL ROSENGART, Golf.com contributing writer Jason Day surprised the crowd here at Congressional this afternoon when he walked up to the first tee with his right wrist bandaged. But after a round that included six missed fairways and four visits to greenside sand traps, the U.S. Open runner-up didn't seem concerned, saying that the rough was "fluffy, but it's no Merion."
After finishing his round of 70, Day seemed fine signing autographs for grateful fans outside the clubhouse. The pain, he said, only bothered him on uphill lies and sand shots.
"It hurts a bit through impact; it goes down into my bottom two fingers, but it's okay," he added. "I'm not complaining about it, I just got to watch it." (Photo: Nick Wass/AP)