Monday, July 27, 2015

Jason Day birdies last three holes to win Canadian Open

Australian Jason Day has won the Canadian Open with three birdies in his closing three holes.
Firing 4-under 68 in the final round for a tournament total of 17-under 271, Day won the title by one shot from American Bubba Watson with Canadian David Hearn a further shot back.
Heading to the 18th Day was one clear of Watson and Hearn and was determined to claim the victory.
With memories of his putt on 18 at St Andrews to make The Open playoff finishing short fresh in his memory, Day drained a monster putt, from just inside 22 feet, at Glen Abbey's 18th today to seal the win.
"First thing I said was I've got to get to the hole this time, that's what I said in my head," commented Day.
"I gave myself an opportunity out there and I took it which was great."
"To be able to do that it gives me a lot more confidence going into the rest of the season," added Day.

"Right now I'm just going to try and soak it in as much as possible, I played great all week and I'm very happy with how I performed."
This victory also puts an end to the questions marks surrounding Day's health, his collapse at the US Open due to vertigo sending shock waves around the world.
"I feel good, I feel really good. I'm going to take next week off, the last two weeks have been a big grind," added Day.
"But it's all worth it, all the hard work I've put into it, this is the fourth win of my career and hopefully I'll have many more but right now I'm so proud to be the Canadian Open champion."
This is Day's second win on the US PGA Tour in 2015; he also came from behind to win the Famers Insurance Open in February.
"Jason Day is a determined competitor every week on Tour which is evident by his two victories this year," said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.
"He is an exciting talent for Aussie golf fans and indeed golf fans around the world to watch and support, I am pleased to see his hard work being rewarded with victories."
"Day's turnaround from the US Open and The Open is remarkable and is a true testament to his strength of character, he is a wonderful ambassador for Australian golf and I am sure it won't be long until we see him win that coveted Major."
Day becomes the third Australian to have won the Canadian Open since 1984. Greg Norman was victorious in 1984 and 1992 followed more recently by Nathan Green in 2009.
It has been a successful week for PGA Tour of Australasia Professionals with New Zealander Ryan Fox winning wire-to-wire at the Challenge Tour's Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge in France.
"This trip is my first time to Europe, and I have played well," said the 28-year-old who is a two time winner on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
"France was my dad's (Grant Fox) favourite place to tour when he was playing with the All Blacks. I think it's the same for me. It's my favourite place in the world at the moment."




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