Jason Day seizes control at Quail Hollow

Jason Day seizes control at Quail Hollow

Jason Day captured his 12th PGA Tour title with a commanding display at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson stand on the tee during the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open. Woods closed with a 74 and finished 14 shots behind.

Day had an bad day of wayward driving and squandered a three-shot lead on the back nine with consecutive bogeys, before rising to the occasion and hitting one of the best clutch shots of his life.

"To be clutch like that, it's a lot of heart, " Day said.

He has won four out of five times when he's had the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour, and it helps that he doesn't have too much experience behind him. "I know the feeling and what it felt like to be No. 1 and I know what I had to do to get there". With his bare feet in the stream and the ball on the bank well above his feet, he hit a full wedge to the back of the green for a two-putt par.

Mickelson was among those four shots behind.

More news: New stat proves just how influential Mohamed Salah has been for Liverpool

Day made an early birdie at the second after hitting his approach to six feet but dropped shots at the fifth after finding a bunker and sixth having missed the green.

Bernhard Langer won at 11-under, one ahead of Paul Goydos, Jeff Maggert and Bart Bryant.

McIlroy, a four-time major victor, was part of the other feature group announced, being joined by Americans Jordan Spieth, a three-time major victor and reigning British Open champion, and Justin Thomas, who won last year's PGA Championship. They were tied with him at the start of the day. However, she finished 90 minutes before the tournament ended because groupings were not changed from the opening round. McIlroy three-putted the 18th and still shot 66. This was her first victory of the year, and she was the 11th victor in 11 tournaments on the LPGA Tour this year.

Day, who is from Australia but lives in Columbus, Ohio, said watching highlights of LeBron James' game-winning exploits for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday morning did not hurt his plight as he struggled through some tough moments on the course. He played his final 16 holes on Sunday in 4 under after bogeying the second hole. It was pretty cool to pull off some shots for par under the pressure.

Moynihan and Dunne then defeated France 2-0 at Centurion Club to secure the first prize of 100,000 euros each.

The European Women's team of Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda lost to Australia in the quarterfinals.

Related Articles