Day’s two-shot win at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina was his 12th PGA Tour victory but after beginning the final round with a two-shot lead there were times today when Day's wayward game from tee to green left him doubting if he would come out on top.
“I had no idea where the ball was going today especially off the tee,” Day told CBS’ Peter Kostis moments after sealing the victory.
“I missed a lot of fairways and a lot of greens but my short game stood the test which was nice.
“I mean this was probably one of my best wins I have ever had because of how hard everything was today. The biggest thing is you are playing mental games with yourself.
"You are thinking and subconsciously sitting there going ‘you are going to fail, you are going to fail’ but I kept on saying ‘forget about those thoughts and keep on pushing and try and give yourself opportunities’.
“I was putting great pretty much all week though and I had a lot of good opportunities coming in and it was great to birdie 16 and 17.”
The birdie he referred to on the 17th was particularly special.
A 7-iron from 230 yards with a following wind hit the flag and so nearly went in, finishing 3 feet from the hole and when he converted, his lead had increased to two and he had the luxury of playing the demanding final hole at Quail Hollow with a two-shot lead over Aaron Wise.
The Queenslander would par the last (after again missing the green) to win by two over Wise and Nick Watney who, playing in the final group with Day, holed a 60-foot birdie putt at the last to grab a share of second place.
Day is expected to move from 14th in the world rankings (his worst ranking since late in 2013) to 7th.
Following on from his victory at January's Farmers Insurance Open, Day becomes the only non-American multiple winner this PGA Tour season and moves to second in the FedEx Cup standings.
The 30-year-old's earnings on the PGA Tour will be boosted by another US$1.35 million takings his career earnings on the PGA Tour to a massive US$42 million and 15th on the all-time money earner’s list.
The victory came in the week of his announcement that he and wife Ellie are expecting their third child in November.
Greg Chalmers was the other Australian to make it to Sunday play and, in finishing 21st, recorded his second-best result of 2018.
The PGA Tour now heads to the Players Championship, an event Day won in 2016 and given the confidence he is now displaying he stands a very good chance to once again win at the TPC Sawgrass.
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