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Jason Day Wins 97th PGA Championship At Whistling Straits

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 17:44 Sunday, 16 August 2015 17:17

 
by Alfie Lau
 

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In the end, Jason Day was not going to be denied his first Major.
 
Day became the first player to ever finish a major at (-20) as his score of 268 was three better than Jordan Spieth, who will have to console himself with a second-place in the PGA Championship, but the No. 1 ranking in the OWGR.
 
“A pretty amazing accomplishment,” said Day. “It’s a fantastic record to hold. . . To have that record just goes to show the work I’ve put in is paying off.”

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Nick Taylor Reflects On 97th PGA Championship, T68 Finish

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 17:16 Sunday, 16 August 2015 17:10

by Alfie Lau
 

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The $18,200 US cheque will help, but finishing T68 at the 97th PGA Championship wasn’t quite what Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor had in mind when he teed it up at his first Major as a Professional.
 
“Playing four rounds (in a major) is always good,” Taylor said. “Tough golf course. I had some spurts of good golf. But I played all the easy holes terribly. I played 11 one-over-par for the week, probably lost four shots to the field there. Same thing with the first hole.”

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Nick And Andie Taylor’s Week At The PGA Championship At Whistling Straits

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:58 Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:06

by Alfie Lau
 

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The difference between making and missing the cut at a Major is just more than $15,000. Nick Taylor of Abbotsford made the cut on the number and after weekend rounds of 75 and 71, the 27-year-old finished at (+4) 292, good enough for a T68 with Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Jason Dufner and a $18,200 US cheque for his efforts.
 
Contrast that with Brantford’s David Hearn, who missed the cut at (+3), which included a triple bogey on his penultimate hole and then a bogey at his last. Hearn gets paid $3,000 for his two days of work, barely enough to cover his expenses.

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Jason Day Knocks On Door Of First Major Championship At Whistling Straits, Jordan Spieth Chases History

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2015 20:59 Saturday, 15 August 2015 20:48

by Alfie Lau
 

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Aussie Jason Day rode a string of four birdies and one eagle in a six-hole stretch to stake himself to a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
 
But lurking right behind him and playing in the final group, is wunderkind Jordan Spieth, who fired a third round (-7) 65 to put himself one good round away from winning his third Major of 2015.

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Phil And Tiger: A Tale Of Two Fading Superstar Golfers

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2015 16:31 Saturday, 15 August 2015 16:20

by Alfie Lau
 

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It used to be that you couldn’t attend, watch or cover a golf Major where Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods or both weren’t front and centre, the first, second and last stories you would read or write about.
 
But in this new age of golf, where young studs like Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are now the news, the old warhorses still generate coverage, but not for their golf.

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