Jason Day won his first PGA Tour event in five years Sunday, closing with a 9-under 62 for a one-shot victory. Check out Jason Day purse here
Jason Day wins another massive payout.
The golf world has erupted after favourite Jason Day won hist first PGA Tour title in more than five years, which also occurred on Mother’s Day nearly a year on from his own mother’s tragic death.
Jason Day purse $2.6 million having won the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament by one stroke in a tight battle with the field.
Day pocketed $1.71 million for his 13th career PGA Tour victory and crossed the $55 million mark in Tour earnings.
He remains ninth on the all-time list, less than $2 million behind Matt Kuchar. Day made $1.89 million for his Players triumph and $1.8 million for his 2015 PGA Championship win, the only two times he’s earned more on Tour than on Sunday.
World No.1 Scottie Scheffler was right behind Day to start play, however, a birdie on the 12th hole after an audacious chip gave him room.
He then birdied the 14th and 15th hole to put some room between him and Scheffler in the final stretch.
Day then arguably saved his best for last. On the final hole, Day produced a stunning chip approach to set him up for a birdie and finish 23-under par.
Day fired a brilliant bogey-free final-round nine-under-par 62 to secure a steely one-shot win over Si Woo Kim (63) and American Austin Ekroat (65).
The win marked Day’s first title in 1,835 days. The victory marked Day’s 13th PGA title and will see the 35-year-old Australian head into the year’s second major, the PGA Championship, as one of the favourites. Following the victory, Day rushed over to his family and embraced them.
Day’s win on Mother’s Day comes nearly a year after his won mother died of cancer. Day had his mother’s birth name – Adenil – on his caddie’s bib.