Jason Day really didn’t seem to have much of a problem as he extended his lead to six strokes during the final round at The Barclays.
Just after claiming his first major title in the PGA Championship, the 27-year-old played his way well clear of a world-class field. The Australian finished off an incredible weekend at Plainfield with an 8-under-par 62, taking him six shots clear of second-place Henrik Stenson.
This weekend marks Day’s third win in his last four starts, dating back to the Open Championship when he missed out on the playoff when his 30-foot putt came up short. This is when things seemed to change for him.
“Ever since then, I just felt a lot more calm on the golf course,” Day said. “I felt like it was my time. Mentally I felt like, `You paid your dues, now it’s time to go out and win tournaments.’ I’m not going to say in the future it’s going to be like this all the time, because it’s very difficult to win.”
Day scored 63-62 on the weekend matches, finishing the competition at 19-under 261. He was victorious two weeks ago at Whistling Straits, beating Jordan Spieth by three strokes while setting a major championship record score to par with a 20-under 271.
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