Australian Jason Day won the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Michigan,
USA to claim his maiden major title.
Day’s twenty under par winning total eclipses the 72-hole major championship scoring record held by Tiger Woods (Open 2000)
He joins Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy as modern day Australian golf major champions. His masterclass of Whistling Straits was displayed by his terrific Sunday performance. When faced with a high class chasing pack, Day never looked in doubt of losing out on another major.
After missing out on a playoff at The Open Championship by one stroke despite having the co-lead at the 54-hole stage Day won the following week in Canada. That victory has proved the springboard to capturing his first major title. And deservedly so after six top five finishes in major championships.
The year’s final major didn’t disappoint. Day held off the history making Jordan Spieth – attempting to win three majors in the same year and becoming the youngest player ever to win three majors. Day held off the charge of Justin Rose and Brandon Grace.
The year’s golfing majors are over and now the race is on to finish the tour season as the number one. Who will win the FedEx Cup series and the Race to Dubai?
2015 Major winners:
The Masters – Jordan Spieth (USA)