24 Feb 2014

Day holds on to win WGC title

5:03 pm on 24 February 2014

The Australian golfer, Jason Day, has claimed the biggest victory of his career, holding off the Frenchman, Victor Dubuisson, to win the World Golf Championships Match Play title.

The 26-year-old overcame a brilliant fightback from Dubuisson to win with a birdie at the 23rd hole in a thrilling final at the Dove Mountain course in Arizona.

Day was three up through 12 holes in the final but world No.30 Dubuisson rallied to send the match to extra holes and then made two stunning recovery shots on the 19th and 20th holes before finally succumbing on the 23rd when Day holed his four-foot birdie putt.

Day's victory in the elite event earns him $1.85 million in prize money and a three-year exemption on the US PGA Tour.

It's also expected to catapult him from No.11 to No.4 in the world rankings, behind only No.1 Tiger Woods, No.2 Adam Scott and No.3 Henrik Stenson.