Jason Day is dropping his longtime caddie Colin Swatton. But in a really nicely cuddly way!

Team Day are trying to put as good a spin as possible on the axing of Swatton, who also doubles up as his swing coach, mentor and general father figure.

Day's "friend" Luke Reardon is set to replace him.

"I've got a buddy on the bag. I might have another buddy on the bag at the Presidents Cup and we'll see how it goes," Day said. "I just want to finish out the year trying to finish out strong and if I can do that, that would be great. If not, obviously go through the steps of trying to find someone more secure on the bag for next year."

Admitting that Swatton was "obviously a little bit shocked and disappointed" at the news Day left a little chink of light for his jilted pal, saying "It may be somewhere down the road where four months from now -- I don't even know how long it will be -- but I can come back to him and say, 'Look, man, I made a mistake and I need to come back and have you on the bag,'"

"Sometimes the chemistry just doesn't work. He's been my coach since I'm 12. Obviously this is a very hard time for both of us with regards to we had a relationship for so long, my caddie for 11 years."

"He was an amazing caddie, amazing coach and amazing person," Day said. "He's done pretty much everything he possibly can to get me to where I'm going. Unfortunately, just didn't work out.
"Like I said, nothing is broken. I could have him on the bag next year. Might be a bag share thing. I just don't know yet. This is kind of the first time I've actually been separated from Col as a player/caddy relationship and I'm trying to find my footing here ..."

The timing of these break ups never cease to amaze me. Day is just beginning to play well again and is coming back to Conway Farms where he blitzed the field two years ago.  Surely he would want the same man, the same course notes and instruction as back then to give him the best chance. But no.

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