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"I think the biggest thing for myself is just to understand I'm not Rory. I'm not Tiger. I'm not Adam Scott. I'm not Justin Rose," he said. "I'm Jason Day. And I need to do the work and it will happen. I've just got to be patient."
He has reason to be excited.
The Masters is just around the corner, a place so special that Day refers to it as the closest thing to heaven on Earth. He made a late surge at Augusta National in 2011 before Charl Schwartzel blew past everyone with four straight birdies. Last year, he had a two-shot lead standing on the 16th tee and made back-to-back bogeys, finishing two shots out of the playoff.
The goal hasn't changed. He still wants to be No. 1 in the world. And he knows now it won't be easy.
Then again, his week at Dove Mountain was anything but that. And in a format where every day feels like Sunday, that might turn out to be the biggest payoff.
"As long as I keep working hard and I want it as much as this, hopefully the floodgates will open and I'll win a lot more," Day said. "But it's totally up to me if I want to win one more or 10 more or 20 more. It's just how much I want it."