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Day desperate to fix driving woes

AAP logoAAP 1/09/2016 Ashton Hudson

World No.1 Jason Day is hell bent on bursting out of his driving accuracy slump as he continues his fight for the lucrative FedEx Cup.

Day is battling the worst driving accuracy of his career this season, finding the fairway barely half the time off the tee at 50.88 per cent.

It has him ranked 190th on the PGA Tour and is a key reason he was unable to defend his title last week at The Barclays.

It is a testament to the Queenslander's brilliant putting and short game that he was able to contend at all, finishing tied fourth just two shots behind winner Patrick Reed.

The 28-year-old managed the result despite being ranked dead last in driving accuracy with just 35.71 per cent.

"I need to find the golf course (off the tee)," Day said matter-of-factly when asked how he can win in week two of the playoffs at TPC Boston.

"(Last week) I just didn't drive it good. There was a couple of snap-hooks... I was just struggling a little bit with the driver.

"I don't think there was a tee shot where I felt comfortable over to be honest. Every time I was standing over the ball, I couldn't feel like it was going to be a good shot. I was fighting a left shot and I was fighting a right shot."

Day spent plenty of work on his driver in his break prior to the opening playoff event, giving him a little more reason for frustration in his performance.

While he hasn't won at the Deutsche Bank Championship before, he has come close on numerous occasions. In eight previous starts he has seven top 20 finishes, including two top threes.

"I've been practising pretty solid for the last two weeks. Hopefully with time the reps catch up with me and I can drive it much better," Day said.

"I feel good. I feel like I'm putting good. My chipping, my touch feels really nice.

"If I just give myself some more opportunities from the fairways, and I feel like I've got a good chance." Adam Scott, who also tied fourth last week, now sits fourth in the points race for the $US10million bonus.

He is safe through to week three no matter the result in Boston but hopes to remain amongst the points leaders.

With just the top 70 making it through to week three the remaining Australian's must perform to advance.

Aaron Baddeley (56th) can probably secure passage to Indianapolis if he makes the cut in this week's 97-man field but Marc Leishman (71st) and John Senden (80th) need more.

Leishman needs to be inside the top 33 and Senden the top 22 to control their own fate.

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