SHEBOYGAN, WIS. — No one else had a chance. Not Jordan Spieth, not Justin Rose, not Branden Grace nor any of the others. Jason Day, so often on the precipice of winning one of golf’s biggest titles, never gave anyone an opportunity to get close enough for him to feel the heat Sunday at the PGA Championship.
Day’s first major championship, after a handful of calls that were all too close, came after a commanding Sunday in the breach, shooting a 5-under 67 on the last day and taking a three-shot victory ahead of the now world No. 1 Jordan Spieth.
At age 27, Day came into this week with six top-four finishes in major championships since 2010. Including Sunday, he took the 54-hole lead into three of the year’s four majors. This time, he slammed the hammer down.
Day’s 72-hole total of 20-under 268 at Whistling Straits is a major championship record, the second time anyone has reached 20 under in a major and the first time anyone has finished that way. And he did it with a relentless attack, making a difficult course seem simple under the pressure of major championship Sunday.
And yet he did admit that his mind wandered a bit as he came to the final holes, with a title firmly in his grasp….READ FULL ARTICLE HERE