Jason Day wins 97th PGA Championship

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KOHLER, Wis. (WFRV) — Jason Day came up short in majors before, but Sunday he was able to fend of Jordan Speith to claim his first major title, the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Day, who fired a 67, had seven birdies on the day. HIs final score, -20, set a record for under par at a Major Championship.  

“It was probably the hardest round of golf that I’ve ever had to play,” he said.  “Just thinking about it, knowing that I was very confident going into the round, feeling good about myself and feeling good about how I was driving the ball, how I was hitting the shots into the greens, and especially with how I was putting.”

Day, Spieth, and Rory McIlroy have won five of the last six majors.  The three are in their 20’s, but Day is the oldest of the group.  After Sunday’s win Day said golf is in a healthy state right now.

“For young guys like myself and Jordan and Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama, a lot of those guys are starting to play better golf and starting to challenge,” he said.  “So that’s what I’m looking forward to the future is the shear competition of being able to fight against these guys each week and have that competition and fight against them. It’s going to be a lot of fun over the next five to ten years.”

Spieth, who finished in second place at -17, overtook McIlroy as the No. 1 ranked player in the world.

“I’ll always be a No. 1 player in the world,” he said.  “That’s what, when I look back on this year, the consistency that we have had this year and especially being able to step it up in the biggest stages, that’s a huge confidence builder and that’s what’s allowed us as a team to become the best, the No. 1 ranked, I should say, and I believe right now the best in the world. Second best behind Jason Day, of course, given this week.”

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