Charlotte, North Carolina – Jason Day didn’t win the PGA Championship last August, but at this year’s Wells Fargo Championship, he managed to hold off young Aaron Wise and a resurgent Nick Watney to get the win at Quail Hollow.
Day who started the final round with a two-stroke lead, had his share of ups and downs on Sunday. He birdied the second hole, bogeyed the fifth & sixth and then proceeded to run off three birdies in the next four holes. On the inward nine, he saw his lead disappear with back to back bogeys at the thirteenth & fourteenth holes. Then, when he needed it most, Day showed his pedigree – playing the brutish “Green Mile” in two under par to finish off the stellar leaderboard of challengers that included Wise, Watney, Mickelson, DeChambeau, Casey, Reed, McIlroy and Rickie Fowler.
Afterwards Jason Day reflected on his performance, “I didn’t have the best day off the tee and even into the greens, but I had a really good day on the greens and around the greens.”
The victory for Jason Day was his second of the season, and his 12th career PGA Tour title. He is the only Australian to hold the distinction of having that many PGA Tour wins and a major championship by age 30. Day moves into 2nd in the Fedex Cup standings behind Justin Thomas.