"I'm improving each and every day now and actually I'm hungry again", Day said Wednesday.
Remarkably, Koepka already has six, top-10 finishes in 16 majors played.
Instead, Perry is back among the best Champions Tour players with his 57th birthday a week away, preparing for this weekend's 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities.
Spieth played in a threesome alongside Masters victor Sergio Garcia and Koepka, the U.S. Open champion. I don't know what the scoring is going to be like, there might be a few guys a couple under, but it's very hard out there. I was like, well, I still feel like crap. I pretty much quit. I've got to be less than five back after Friday.
The PGA Championship begins today, and it will be a memorable one for one course marshal.
The PGA Championship venue has three completely new holes, 18 re-grassed greens and dozens of more subtle changes from the course that past year hosted a PGA Tour event. "I feel like that explosive power is coming back, which gives me confidence", Day said.
"I did a great job and holed some great putts for pars". I'm very calm, which is good.
Koepka didn't care much about the lucky break. Buoyed by the Senior Open win, Perry has pledged to play most tournaments the rest of the year, one of the few players capable of catching Bernhard Langer in the money list.
Perry's career has followed a nontraditional trajectory. Immediately following the announcement, the European Tour announced that the BMW PGA Championship would move from May to September. "I didn't make the one-out-of-five". "I was playing poorly, too, so I didn't see any sense in continuing to beat my head against the wall. But when I had the chances that I had and I just couldn't get the ball to go in on the greens, that is when I get the most frustrated I can get out there".
"Historically I'm pretty solid with the lead so that was kind of the goal", Spieth said.
Grayson Murray, who grew up in North Carolina, Peter Uihlein and club pro Rich Berberian Jr. all hit the green and made par. "I can still get to all the par 5s (in two shots)".