Jason Day has claimed his fourth victory in his last six starts on the PGA Tour by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one shot.
A superb par-saving up-and-down at the notoriously difficult par-4 18th hole saw 28-year-old Day emerge from a packed leaderboard to claim his eighth PGA Tour victory, The one-shot win ahead of American Kevin Chappell will see Day rise to number two in the world golf rankings (from #3).
Day entered the final round in a share of the lead but never quite got into a good groove having to grind out a decent round. Day found in a battle with several other players for the lead including American Kevin Chappell who held a one stroke lead with two hole remaining.
When Chappell made bogey at the difficult final hole, Day sunk this sensational birdie putt for a two-shot swing and take over as sole leader at 17-under-par for the tournament.
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Fellow Australian Adam Scott showed glimpses of his great form that saw him win in his last two starts. Scott finished eight shots behind Day in a tie for 12th spot despite dropping five shots at the 18th hole (triple-bogey, double-bogey) over the weekend.
Marc Leishman also looks to be building nicely ahead of the Masters Tournament in three weeks. Leishman finished one shot behind Scott at 8-under par in a tie for 17th place.