fter nearly withdrawing due to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines which included the loss of eight of his relatives, played his first tournament in five weeks with a heavy heart. Day stayed strong, winning the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf over a group of the world’s top players at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. With a final score of 68-70-66-70-274, Day was consistent off the tee and precise around the greens en route to an emotionally-charged two-shot victory.
Battling windy conditions and pressure from some of the top players in the world, Day made the most of his one-shot lead at the start of the final round, holing out for eagle on the sixth hole and never looked back. The win marked the fourth career professional victory for Day and his first since winning the 2010 Byron Nelson Championship. In addition to winning the individual title, Day also captured the team portion of the World Cup as a member of Team Australia.
Day said of his victory, “It feels great, I learned a lot about myself today,” he said. “My mother, my family, coming down to support me. I’m just so happy the hard work has paid off, and I’m glad it happened in Melbourne”.
“It would have been the easiest thing for me to just go ahead and pull out of the tournament with what has been going on over the last week,” Day said. “But I really wanted to come down here and play.”
In the Bag:
Fairway: RBZ Tour 4 wood
Irons: MC Forged 11
Putter: Ghost Monte Carlos
Shoe: adidas adizero Tour