By the numbers: Day adds to record as closer

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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 marks Day’s 10th career PGA Tour victory, and he becomes the first player with three wins this season after victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Dell Match Play.

• 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.


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• 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 also won wire to wire at Bay Hill, and he joins Johnny Miller, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods as the only players since 1970 with two such victories in the same season.

• 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 is now the fifth player since 1980 to reach 10 Tour wins before his 29th birthday, joining Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and David Duval.

• 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.