PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Jason Day capped off an impressive week with a four-shot win at The Players Championship. Here’s a look inside the numbers as the Aussie pads his lead atop the world rankings:
• This is his seventh win in his last 17 starts dating back to the RBC Canadian Open in July. No other player has more than two wins in that span.
• Day has now won each of the last five times he has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead – all of which have occurred since August.
• This is Day’s third wire-to-wire victory since September. He becomes the fifth player to go wire to wire at this event, and the first to do so with no ties since Hal Sutton in 2000.
• Day becomes the third different player to win on the Stadium Course as world No. 1, joining Greg Norman (1994) and Woods (2001, 2013).
• Day, 28, now trails McIlroy, 27, by one win in the race for most wins by any player currently under the age of 30. Jordan Spieth, 22, has seven wins.
• This week Day tied or set records for lowest 18-hole score (63), lowest 36-hole score (15-under 129), lowest start by an eventual winner (63) and largest 36-hole lead (four shots).
• Day becomes the first champion not to make a single bogey or worse on the back nine during competition.