WGC-Dell Match Play 2016: Jason Day too strong for Louis Oosthuizen

Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY

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Australian Jason Day produced the goods once again as he beat Louis Oosthuizen in a one-sided final in Texas to win the WGC-Dell Match Play.

Day managed to beat Rory McIlroy in the morning semi-finals as he won by one shot to put himself into the final.

He then carried that form on and showed his class around the greens after making the odd mistake with his driver. Day eventually secured a 5&4 win after a frantic start on Sunday afternoon.

The 28-year-old was already three up before the turn and he almost moved four in front but Oosthuizen managed to save par to stay in the match.

However, it was all over at the 14th when Oosthuizen’s 35-foot birdie attempt slid wide of the hole to give Day a huge confidence boost going into the Masters next month.

Day, 7.50 to win at August, will return to world number one when the rankings are updated, with Jordan Spieth dropping down after a poor start to 2016.

Speaking after his win, Day admitted he was pleased with his performance across the weekend.

“I’m very, very thrilled,” Day said at the presentation ceremony. “It’s been a memorable week this week, not only winning the Dell Match Play championship but also to get back to No 1 in the world.

“I have really enjoyed this golf course. I have been able to utilise the great short game that I had from last week but also to play the way I did from tee to green and hit the clutch shots.”

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