Overnight leader and World No. 1 Jason Day orchestrated a 1-under-par 38-33=71 in today's final round of THE PLAYERS for a 72-hole aggregate of 15-under 273, good for a four-shot victory over Kevin Chappell and his 10th PGA TOUR title in his 181st career start and seventh in his last 17 events.
This is Day's third win of the season on just 10 starts and second in wire-to-wire fashion, having also claimed the Arnold Palmer in that manner. It was his 12th career 54-hole lead/co-lead and has now converted six times, including his last five straight. The Aussie began the finale on 14-under (63-66-73), four clear of three players, including playing competitor Hideki Matsuyama, who shot 73. Similar to R3, he bobbled on his first half, stumbling to a birdie-less two-bogey 38, but similar to his R3 effort again, came home without a bogey, circling holes 10, 12 and 16. The 28-year-old did not drop a single shot on the back-nine at TPC Sawgrass all week and became just the fourth player since 1970 to win wire-to-wire twice in one season, first since Tiger Woods in 2002. May 15 - 7:04 PM