Golfing Getaways Blog

18 August 2015

Australian Golfer Jason Day First Major

The long wait for major success is over for Jason Day. Having come so close so often in major championships in the past, the 27 year old Queenslander collected the 2015 PGA Championship in style, finishing at 20 under par around the challenging Whistling Straits layout in Wisconsin.

Day’s score was the lowest ever recorded in majors, eclipsing the previous record of 19 under held by Tiger Woods since the 2000 British Open.

Playing in the final group with new World Number One Jordan Spieth, Day’s round on Sunday was rock solid with moments of brilliance and timely escapes from trouble when it sometimes looked like he may be drawn back to the chasing pack. He played the tough 18th hole to perfection, splitting the fairway with one of his trademark drives and hitting six iron from 165 metres to the centre of the green for a regulation two putt and a 3 shot victory over Spieth.

With the major hoodoo off his back, Jason Day will surely add more to his tally. His game is growing in strength each year and his new ranking of 3 in the world sees him as Australia’s number one player.