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Jason Day Keeps Top Golfing Spot After Winning Players Championship by Four Shots
By Brodey Sheppard - May 17, 2016
The possibility of Jason Day winning the Olympic gold medal is more likely. Keeping his place as the world’s number one golfer, Day won Players Championship in Florida by four shots.
Finishing at 15-under 273 at TPC Sawgrass, Day won his 10th PGA Tour and seventh in his last 17 starts with a final round featuring a 1-under-par 71.
His Players Championship feat marked his third win this year after his victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and World Golf Championships Match Play.
Golfers at the Players Championship
Closing out tournaments on the last five occasions, Day has held the lead at 54 holes. Needless to say, you shouldn’t forget to consider Day whenever you bet on golf online!
Meanwhile, American golfer Kevin Chappell (69) finished at second place with 11-under. This was the second time this year that Chappell finished as a runner-up to Day.
Other golfers who followed Day and Chappell were veteran Ken Duke (72), Justin Thomas (65), Colt Knost (69) and former champion Matt Kuchar (68), all finishing at 10 under.
Jason Day’s Performance Compared to Tiger Woods
Day is one of the seven Australian golfers to win at least ten US PGA Tour events. Following Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, David Duval and Philip Mickelson, Day is the fifth golfer to win ten times just before his 29th birthday.
He joins the ranks of fellow Australian golfers Steve Elkington, Greg Norman and Adam Scott who won the Players. He also joins Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer and Philip Mickelson as golfers to have won a WGC event, a major and the Players Championship under their belt.
Despite finishing at 7-under in a tie for 12th place, former number one golfer in the world Adam Scott still praised Day for his performance.
Scott shared, “That's Tiger-esque, that kind of a run.
"I always try to explain how good you feel after one win, and I try to imagine how good Tiger felt just playing about five years into his pro career having won like 50 events.
"Just imagine how you'd feel confidence-wise, and Jason must be kind of feeling something like that at the moment, and that's an incredibly nice way to walk out on the golf course.
"You can see there's that calmness inside him, calm confidence, and the way he's walking around, he's got that kind of unbeatable look about him."
Don’t forget to consider Day when you place golf bets at William Hill because Scott does not expect the Australian golfer’s winning run to end anytime soon. Day is scheduled to compete at the Memorial tournament in Columbus, Ohio right before the US Open. He has also expressed his desire to win the gold medal at the golf event at the Olympics.
Scott added, "From that stretch last summer, he's managed so far to keep that momentum going, and that's one of the hardest things to do when you are hot like that, to keep pushing.
“But he has a very strong desire to achieve so much, and I think probably his goals are changing throughout this period, and he's expecting more and more of himself.
“He's got that ability to push himself and accomplish.”