Jason Day celebrates winning the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits
Kohler, Wisconsin - After so many close calls, Jason Day has broken thru for his first
major championship - winning the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Jason
Day set the all time major championship scoring record - (posting 20 under par) with
rounds of 68-67-66-67 on one of Pete Dye's toughest layouts. Although there were plenty
of highlights throughout the final round, Sunday lacked the drama of round three and the
past two majors - mainly because the 27 year old Aussie (who now hails from Columbus,
Ohio) played nearly flawless golf.
On a day when Jordan Spieth was lurking two shots back and attempting to win his third
major of 2015, it was JDay who played like the headliner on Sunday. Day dominated the
rugged terrain off lake Michigan with power and accurate ball striking, his 382 yard drive
down the middle on the eleventh left only a wedge into the par 5, and perhaps sent notice
to Spieth that this was not his major to win. Day had his hands on the steering wheel, it
was his to win or lose.
Spieth marveled at Day's performance "This was the easiest defeat I've ever had", Spieth
said. "I was never in control (of the championship) at any point during the round. We've
played in many major championship rounds together, it was the best I've ever seen him
play, it was a stripe show."
Although Spieth came up short on Sunday, his solo second place vaulted him to the
top of the Official World Golf Rankings. The 22 year old Texan admitted afterward "It's
been a lifelong goal of mine, and being No.1 is something that no one can ever take away
Day referring to Spieth "To be honest the kid just doesn't go away, he has no stance over
in the bunker (on 16) and hits it to a foot . . . it baffles me the stuff that he can prove out
there and obviously with the level of play that he's been playing at, it's no wonder that he's
No.1 in the world right now. To be able to hold him off - knowing that he's going to be the
best player in the world now, it felt great".