It was Day's best Open, by far. He would have had a top-10 finish were it not for the 16th and 17th holes, which he played in seven over for the week. But in the end he was disappointed. "I thought I could win this tournament," he said on Sunday evening in the locker room as he packed up for Chicago and this week's Western Open, "but I never got on top of this course."
U.S. Open Sunday, Father's Day, was drawing to a close. Day's little girls were back home, far away. It was not a satisfactory day. It was not a satisfactory week. Day is not just another guy content to make good paychecks, a man with a Southern accent and a devoted wife and a face that reveals nothing. He wants to win more than he wants anything in the world. He is eager and ready and waiting.
Glen's granddaddy used to say that good things come to those who wait. Corny old saving, but it's the truth. Glen Day is willing to wait. It took him a decade to get where he is, to learn what he has learned. He knows what the next decade will bring, he just knows it.