Jason Day was delighted to secure his second PGA Tour win of 2015 as he birdied the final three holes en route to a four-under 68 in the final round of the Canadian Open.
The 27-year-old Australian drained a 21-foot birdie putt on 18 to finish at 17-under and beat two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson by one stroke.
Thank you @RBCCanadianOpen ! What an amazing week. Thanks 4 the great support. Feels great to be the champion of such a prestigious event.
— Jason Day (@JDayGolf) July 27, 2015
“There is no better feeling than coming down the wire and contending with these guys. It was back and forth all day,” said Day.
“This is the fourth win of my career and I am so proud to be the Canadian Open champion.”
Crowd-favourite David Hearn shot an even-par 72 and finished alone in third place, two strokes back of Day as he just missed out becoming the first Canadian to win the tournament in 61 years.
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American Watson also closed with a string of back-nine birdies at the Glen Abbey Golf Club, rolling in four straight as both he and Day vaulted past third-round leader Hearn, who led for most of Sunday’s round.
Day, who was coming off a tie for fourth at the British Open, becomes the third Australian to win the event, joining Greg Norman (1984 and 1992) and Nathan Green (2009).
Day rolled in a 12-foot putt for birdie on the par-four 17th to take the lead from Hearn and then sealed the win in emphatic style with his 20-footer on the 72nd hole.
“I am so glad I got that putt in. It just feels so good right now,” Day said. “I am going to soak it in as much as possible.”
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