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May 16, 2013

Day puts TaylorMade 1-iron in his bag at the Byron Nelson

Posted at 1:26 PM by Kevin Cunningham | Categories: Jason Day

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Jason Day is coming off a T9 finish at the Players Championship, but to tailor his equipment perfectly for TPC Four Seasons, host of this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship, Day is adding a new weapon to his bag -- a 1-iron.

Day explained the unusual decision in his pre-tournament interview on Wednesday:

JASON DAY: I made one club change, which I'm going to put a 1 iron in, take my 2 iron out and put a 1 iron in this week.

Q. A 1 iron?

JASON DAY: Yes.

Q. That's amazing.

JASON DAY: Yes.

Q. How many players do you think have a 1 iron in their bag?

JASON DAY: I wouldn't think there would be too many. They don't physically tailor made doesn't make a 1 iron we got a Rocketbladez 2 iron and bent it to a 1 iron. I was out there today and hit a couple of it was downwind and it was 10 to 20 mile an hour wind out there and there was a couple that went 300 easy with the bounce and roll as well so I want to say today with the wind hit about four, maybe five drives total, everything else was a 1 iron and I didn't pull out the 4 wood at all. The ball flight is very strong.

Day went on to admit that the equipment change was made with an eye on the third major of the year in July.

What the experiment was, was we were going to try a 1 iron and try it out here because we know if we have a 1 iron here and it works well in the wind, when we go over seas to the British this year we can have the full confidence that it's going to go the right distance and can come out low and hit different types of shots when I need to.

I know that it's not British Open course but the wind is very strong here.

You can read the full interview here.

RELATED: Bizarre history of Hogan's infamous 1-iron from the 1950 U.S. Open

(Photos: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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