Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Day wins at Wells Fargo

Day wins at Wells Fargo

"If I can hit a lot more greens and get the proximity closer, I feel like I could, not run away from it, but do pretty well if I can make the putts". They were his crutches during the first two rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship - where Woods shot an even-par 71 and then a 2-over-par 73 - and again on Saturday, even as Woods' performance changed for the better.

There's no prize money that comes with being world No. 1, no trophy or FedExCup points.

Tiger Woods goes off at 11:05.

Phil Mickelson finished five shots back after a 69.

But that relative indifference has changed in recent years.

The 21-year-old Wise was thrilled with the best finish of his career. When Day had his P750 set built, he requested practically no offset - something recreational golfers wouldn't think about asking for on a cavity-back set. For Day this goes much deeper. Day wants to look around the room and know he's the best.

If you haven't noticed by now, Jason Day tends to play his best golf on some of the toughest venues on tour, having earned hard-fought victories at courses like Torrey Pines and TPC Sawgrass. "It drives him to do that", Swatton said.

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The win comes after Day's victory at January's Farmers Insurance Open, his first title since the 2016 Players Championship. "But I know those greens, I know the putts".

American duo Aaron Wise (68) and Nick Watney (69) tied for second at 10 under. In fact, he would call it one of the most demanding tournaments of his career.

He made the ensuing three-foot putt to take a two-shot lead, becoming the only player to birdie the hole in the closing round. His previous was the tie for 32nd last month at the Masters.

"I was so close to shooting about seven, eight-under today", he told reporters.

If Day was expecting a challenge from some of the other high-profile players in the field, it never materialised. His normally reliable driver began to feel foreign in his hands and his iron play, which he's repeatedly explained is shaky at best at the moment, failed him time after time.

The former world No.1 made back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th - at which he nearly made a hole in one when his 230-yard tee shot hit the flag - on his way to a two-under par 69 at Quail Hollow and 12 under total.

After extending his lead at the par-4 second with a birdie, it felt like Day might cruise to his second win this season, but that was hardly what transpired the rest of the round. He played the final 20 holes of the tournament in 4 over and dropped back outside the top 20 after looking like he was going to contend to win the event. "I'm confident about my abilities going into next week, but I got to just enjoy tonight, have fun, but really got to focus on next week after tonight".

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