Jason Day’s good play of late was rewarded on Sunday after holing a swinging birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Canada. The win was Day’s second of the year, as he defeated Bubba Watson and Canadian David Hearn, in Canada’s National Championship, the RBC Canadian Open.
Day birdied the last three holes, including the 22-foot putt on the last to claim the title. It was a final round 68 for Day, who shot 17-under for the event, and edged Watson by one shot.
The win for day is nothing but solidification of the great player that he is and has been all season. He always contends in major championships, but has yet to win one. Nobody, except for Jordan Spieth, has been more consistently good in starts this year than Day, and he now has a great shot at claiming his first major championship in two weeks at Whistling Straights in the PGA Championship.
Before then, Thursday begins Tiger Woods’ sponsored event, the Quicken Loans National. It is an event Tiger has played very well at in the past, but unfortunately for Woods, the past is nowhere close to the present.
Woods’ struggles continued at the British Open when he missed the cut, so he is looking to get back on track and gain some momentum entering the PGA Championship. He would typically get to play next week too, in the World Golf Championship’s Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
Why won’t he be there this year? Well, this WGC event is only for the top 80 golfers in the official World Golf Rankings. Woods’ rank? 266th.
In other stories, it is still unclear as to how long Rory McIlroy will be out of golf. The game’s number one player in the world is sidelined indefinitely, but golf is in such good hands now with the likes of Spieth, Day, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler.
Previously, for many years, had the number one player in the world have been out for a long period of time, golf would have taken a major hit. It is exciting now that so many players are playing so well, and so well on a consistent basis. I’ve always been one that thought golf needed a dominant player. These days, it is teaching me otherwise.