Jason Day isn’t just winning. He’s making it look really easy.
Day finished at 15-under in winning THE PLAYERS Championship outright wire-to-wire, the first golfer to do so since Hal Sutton in 2000.
Day became the third different player since 1980 to record multiple outright wire-to-wire wins in a single season. The others were Tom Watson in 1980 and Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2002.
Day has seven PGA TOUR wins since the conclusion of The Open last season. No other player has more than two over that stretch. He’s won each of the last five times that he’s held a share of the 54-hole lead in a PGA Tour event.
Day is the first golfer to win seven times in 17 official PGA TOUR starts since Woods in 2008-09.
Day joined Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Martin Kaymer as the only players to win THE PLAYERS, a major and a World Golf Championship event in their career.
He joined Greg Norman (1994) and Woods (2001 and 2013) as the third player to win THE PLAYERS when ranked No.1 in the world.
How he won
Day successfully scrambled on 17-of-20 holes, including 12-of-13 in the first three days. His scrambling percentage (85 percent) was the best of the field. Day entered the event with a 61 percent scrambling percentage, tied for 60th on the PGA Tour.
Day was 3-of-5 on bounceback holes, meaning he had three instances of following a bogey with a birdie. His bounceback percentage entering the day was 28 percent.