Jason Day jogs his way to his first Major win in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
Jason burst into tears, not very Aussie like, at winning the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. His last round -5 under par 67 obliterated the field as he posted a tournament score of -20 under par.
Jason defended his tearful outburst;
“I didn’t expect I was going to cry, a lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short.”
“It’s been a long journey, I didn’t expect to ever grow up beyond the PGA Tour.”
“The work that I’ve put into my game ever since I was a 12-year-old kid and to be able to stand in front of a crowd like this today and win the PGA Championship is pretty special.”
“I’m being all emotional here but it’s an amazing feeling.”
“To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing.”
“Not being able to finish, it would have been tough for me mentally to really kind of come back from that.”
“Even though I feel like I’m a positive person, I think that in the back of my mind something would have triggered and I would have gone, `Maybe I can’t really finish it off.'”
“It felt like I was mentally and physically grinding it out as hard as I could. I wasn’t going to stop fighting until it was over.”
“I knew today was going to be tough, but I didn’t realize how tough it was going to be.”
“I learned a lot about myself, being able to finish the way I did. The experiences that I’ve had in the past with previous major finishes has definitely helped me prepare myself for a moment like this.”
“As long as I am healthy, I feel like I’m going to be there a long time.”
“I still want to accomplish that No. 1 goal of mine, which is to be the best player in the world. I’m still motivated and still very hungry for that, even after this win.”
Playing partner, and great rival, Jordan Spieth finished in second place, three shots back at -17 under par. A final round -4 under par 68 no where near good enough in the company he was playing with, but good enough to give him the number one player in the World title;
“He played like he’d won seven or eight majors, he took it back. He wailed it. It was a stripe show.”
“This is as easy a loss as I’ve ever had because I felt that I not only couldn’t do much about it as the round went on, I also accomplished one of my lifelong goals in the sport of golf.”
“That will never be taken away from me now. I’ll always be a No. 1 player in the world.”
Branden Grace collected third place at -15 under par, a final round -3 under par 69 not his best effort. Justin Rose was in fourth position on his own, he too did not perform well in the last round carding just -2 under par 70, for a -14 under par total.