PGA Championship: What a great 'Day' for Australian Jason

Aug 18, 2015, 08:17 IST | Agencies

Kohler (USA): Australia's Jason Day won the PGA Championship in historic style on Sunday, capturing his first Grand Slam title with a 20-under par total unprecedented in major championship history.

Jason Day kisses the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship. Pic/AFP
Jason Day kisses the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship. Pic/AFP

Day carded a five-under par 67 in the final round at Whistling Straits for a 20-under total of 268 — breaking Tiger Woods' major-record low winning total of 19-under set at the British Open in 2000.

At the 18th, Day rolled his first putt from 45 feet to within a foot, and was already weeping as he tapped in for par and the win. "I didn't expect I was going to cry. A lot of emotion has come out because I've been so close so many times and fallen short," said 27-year-old Day, who took home a $1.8 million prize almost as hefty as the Wanamaker Trophy itself.

Day didn't realise his 20-under was a record low for a major winner. "The amount of history in our sport, to be able to hold that record currently is really amazing," he said.

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