Day Wins Second PGA Championship

Day Wins Second PGA Championship

Day Wins Second PGA Championship

Jason Day channeled his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season. But he toughed it out on the final three holes at Quail Hollow nicknamed the "Green Mile", playing them in 2 under.

After squandering a three-shot lead on the back nine, Day made amends with back- to-back- birdies late on Sunday to clinch his 12th PGA Tour victory in style.

"I hit the ball halfway decent I wasn't disappointed with that", Woods told reporters. "I'm driving it better than I ever have before in my career". "It played a little easier than it did the first two days". But Day hit a nice drive to a four-iron on Thursday to two-putt for par to shake out any jitters.

He was at 10-under 203.

The four-time major victor tumbled down the leaderboard on Friday after shooting a disappointing 76 to move over par, however, the County Down golfer has fought back to three under par and sits in a tie for 16th place, seven shots off leader Jason Day. "I got shut out".

"I didn't putt well again", Woods said.

"I kept on saying to myself, 'No, just forget about those thoughts, keep pushing, keep pushing and give yourself opportunities'".

Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey and Peter Uihlein finished tied for fifth at 7 under.

Northern Ireland's world number seven Rory McIlroy, who carded a 76 in round two, mixed three birdies and three bogeys in a 71 and tied for 16th, nine shots off the pace.

The ensuing three-feet birdie restored his two-shot lead and he parred the last to finish at 12-under 272. As a testament to the conditions, all he did was shrug. "Maybe I can play a low one and see what happens".

"I'm close", Woods said. Watney will tee it up at the PLAYERS Championship next week. A birdie at the 10th got him to 12 under, but things almost turned disastrous a few holes later, when Day bogeyed the 13th and then badly hooked his drive into the water at the 14th. He was nine shots behind. With his ball on a sharp downslope a few feet from the rock-framed banks of the stream, he considered a penalty drop that would have taken double bogey out of the picture.

Wise, a 21-year-old rookie, impressed with a final-round 68 that featured just one bogey.

With a 36-hole event that began with a full field, some players went 35 holes on Saturday and returned to play one hole on Sunday. "When the pressure was on, I kept my head about me and pulled off some incredible shots".

Day is in charge, but not in the clear.

Another impressive stat for Day is that he has now converted five of six 54-hole leads on the PGA Tour into victories. "My next step is to try to win a major this year". Uihlein still hasn't won on the PGA Tour. Yu Liu of China had a 66 and was another shot back.

"We don't get the opportunity to do it very often", Woods, 42, said (via ESPN).

He already has won this year at Torrey Pines in a playoff over Alex Noren.

The former world No.1 nearly aced the 17th hole on the way to a final round two- under 69 and a two-stroke victory.

"I feel like I'm hitting the ball well enough and I'm trending in the right direction for next week". I'm No. 1 in putting, and my short game has come back nicely. "I definitely would take either". "It's not too far".

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