Lexus-sponsored golfer Jason Day won the World Golf Championship Match Play title at Dove Mountain in Arizona on Sunday.
Australian Day, 26, fought off two amazing all-or-nothing comeback shots by Victor Dubuisson in the final to take the win and $1.53 million in prize money. He also moves up to fourth place in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Day’s consistency finally saw off the 23-year-old French challenger on the fifth extra hole by making a birdie as Dubuisson’s luck ran out.
After the match, Day commented on Dubuisson’s spectacular green shots to save par firstly from beneath a cactus, and then from a patch of roots surrounded by rocks. He said: “At that time, you’re just thinking, ‘Do I need to just hand him the trophy now after those two shots?’
“I kept shaking my head because there was a couple of time there where I thought he was absolutely dead — the tournament was mine.
“The biggest thing was, ‘How much do I want to win?” I kept saying that to myself. Last night, I kept visualizing myself with the trophy,” Day said. “I’m glad I could finish it off. But it was a close one.”
The victory is the second career PGA Tour win for Day, following his success in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2010.
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