Jason Day was pleased with the way he responded to his disappointment at the recent Open Championship by winning the Canadian Open.
The 27-year-old Australian, who finished one shot behind the three players who reached the play-off at St Andrews, Zach Johnson eventually winning the Claret Jug, birdied the last three holes at Glen Abbey to edge ahead of Bubba Watson by one stroke.
Day’s final round four-under 68 meant he finished on 17-under overall, with the third round leader, Canada’s David Hearn, eventually having to settle for third spot, two shots behind the winner.
Hearn held a one-shot lead playing the 16th but Day and Watson finished strongly with the Australian holing a 22-foot putt at the par-five 18th to clinch his second PGA Tour win of the season following his triumph at the Farmers Insurance Open in February.
He said afterwards: “It’s just a really good feeling because whenever you win an Open championship of any country you’re doing something good.
“For it to come after what happened last week, and to be able to hit that putt at the 18th, I’m just over the moon right now.”
Day has been the nearly man at the major tournaments in recent years. As well as his fourth-placed finish at St Andrews this month, he ended in a tie for second at the 2011 US Masters and was also the runner-up at the US Open in 2011 and 2013.
Meanwhile, Day is expected to be a part of the Rest of the World team that takes on the USA in the Presidents Cup in October. The Rest of the World are 3.25 to win the competition while the USA are available at 1.40 to come out on top.