Australian PGA player Jason Day doesn’t leave his miniature Dachshund pups, Lola and Charlie, at home when he’s on the road. Nor does he have an entourage to take care of them in a private jet. According to BigPond Sport, “Day and wife Ellie were stuck in the back row of a cramped 57-seat regional jet, their two dachshunds travelling as carry-on in bags under the seat.”
Nor was that the end of the travel problems Day experienced at the PGA Golf Championship at Whistling Straits. Saturday morning, while getting ready to head off to the course, Tiger Woods showed up on the TV, warming up on the range.
Day knew he was on the same score as Woods, which meant he would be teeing off about the same time.
Understandably, he panicked.
“We weren’t thinking,” he admitted. “I was in bed watching the golf and all of a sudden I see Tiger.
“I was crapping myself. Ellie was crapping herself even more.”
A few minutes later, Day was giving his Mercedes tournament courtesy car a good workout and in the end made his tee time easily, arriving at the course with 45 minutes to spare.
After shooting a bogey-free 66 to pull within four strokes of the lead, Day was more concerned with his two Dachshunds, Lola and Charlie.
“I’ve left the puppies there for at least eight hours by themselves,” he said. “I’m sure there’s going to be a big smell and some stains.”