It was just weeks ago that Jason Day collapsed at the U.S. Open because of Vertigo. He had the 54-hole lead for the second straight Major and for the second straight time, couldn’t hold it together.
Sunday at Whistling Straits, Day would enter the final round of the 97th PGA Championship with the 54-hole lead. This time he would hang on and pull away, holding off Jordan Spieth to pull out a 3-shot win. He shot a 5-under par 67 and broke the 72-hole major championship scoring record with a 20-under-par 268. He can no longer be labeled the best golfer without a major.
Day made seven birdies and just two bogeys and was dominant with his driver all day. On the par-5 eleventh hole, Spieth’s drive went 302 yards. When he walked up to his ball, he could see that Day’s drive was another 80 yards up ahead.
“We’ve played a lot of major championship rounds together and that was the best I’ve ever seen him play,” said Spieth. [Read more…]