Jason Day Takes Over No. 1 Golf Ranking With WGC-Dell Match Play Victory

by NESN Staff

March 27, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas — Jason Day made his return to No. 1 in the world feel even sweeter Sunday by winning the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.

Day outlasted Rory McIlroy in an epic battle in the semifinals by making a 12-foot par putt on the final hole. The championship match against Louis Oosthuizen turned into a victory lap at Austin Country Club.

Day pulled ahead with a 10-foot birdie putt on the fourth hole, stretched his lead to 3 up at the turn and was relentless the rest of the way. He closed out Oosthuizen on the 14th hole to win, 5 and 4.

Day now has won six of his last 13 starts.

Thumbnail photo via Erich Schlegel/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via PGA Tour player Jason Day
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