May 17, 2016

    Day does a Tiger with 4-stroke win at Players


    WORLD No. 1 Jason Day drew comparisons with Tiger Woods after an emphatic four-stroke victory at the US$10.5 million (S$14.4 million) Players Championship in Florida on Sunday.

    Day was never seriously tested in the final round en route to his seventh victory in his past 17 starts, a hot streak that few other than Woods can boast in the modern era.

    He began the day with a four-shot cushion, and never led by fewer than two strokes despite some wayward tee shots at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach.

    He displayed a stellar putting touch to card 71 and finish at 15-under 273.

    Day, 28, is the fourth Australian to win the PGA Tour's flagship event.

    Said Day: "It's great to be (mentioned) in the same sentence as Tiger...

    "All the hard work I've put in is paying off."