Jason Day Wins Players Championship

The world number one now has seven wins in his last 17 starts

Jason Day Wins Players Championship by four shots after a final round 71.

Jason Day Wins Players Championship

Jason Day won his 7th tournament in just 17 starts yesterday at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

The Australian went wire-to-wire - after his opening 9-under-par 63 he was never caught.

Jason Day: Players Championship winning clubs

He played the weekend in level-par to finish at 15-under-par, four shots clear of Kevin Chappell.

Day opened the front-nine on Sunday with a two-over-par 38, duffing three chips on the 9th before a clutch bogey putt but played the back-nine in three-under-par to close the door to the rest of the field.

Ranking the Big Three: Day v Spieth v McIlroy

The world number one now moves to the summit of the FedEx Cup rankings.

Talking points from the Players:

1 - Jason Day is starting to look like Tiger Woods in his prime. His driving distance, short game, putting and course management make him very difficult to catch when in front. Seven wins in 17 starts is a record that only Tiger could match. Can he go on to become this generation's most dominant player? Perhaps.

2 - There is no doubting Rory McIlroy's ball striking, he really is one of, if not the, very best in the world from tee to green, but yet again he missed too many putts to give himself a chance of victory. He finished T12th, eight strokes behind Day. Could he have saved two shots a day on the greens? Most likely.

3 - TPC Sawgrass is a venue where the short-hitters can prosper. Ken Duke, Graeme McDowell and Francesco Molinari were all in the top-10 and it did seem that the players were very rarely hitting more than a short iron into greens.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV