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Jason day wins wells fargo, woods fails to make an impact

Jason Day left everyone behind to win the Wells Fargo Championship, with perfect tees and birdies. The golfer didn’t look fine as he moved to play, but even his less than spectacular performance was enough to give him the top spot. He shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday, staying two strokes ahead of both Nick Watney and Aaron Wise.

He was crippled with self-doubt at several instances during the game and hit some wayward tee shots as well. He completely squandered a three-shot on the back nine, he attempted a tee shot in the 230-yard, pasr-3 17th hole. However, this difficult shot landed right on the pin and then finally went ahead to settle three feet away from the hole. He took a two-shot lead over his competition, making a putt and becoming the only player to ever hit a birdie in the final round. His final score was 12-under 272.

Even though he wants at the top of his game, he seemed positive about the day and said that it is “one of the best wins I have ever had.” It will be ironic on his part to say so, considering that he missed 50{d305525336c547343bf8fce89c0b7eb9fc81f459caae222e7baa6c430345a32d} of the fairways during the game. One of his hooks even landed right in the water on par-4 14th. He managed to hit only eight greens. Add only four bogeys during the entire day to the game, and you find a sub-par performance by Day.

He acknowledged the self-doubt issues he was facing later and said, “You sit there and play mental games with yourself, subconsciously saying, ‘You can’t do this. You’re going to fail. You’re going to fail. I just kept on saying to myself, ‘Forget about it and keep pushing.'”

He was locked into a tie with Aaron Wise on the 13th and 14th after hitting back-to-back bogeys. However, he managed to gain a lead back by hitting a 10-foot-birdie, going across par-4 on the 16th. The putting surfaces were very firm and the players had a hard time in managing beautiful, free falling shots during this time. However, Day’s shots, at least a few of them, were perfectly timed. His hit into the 17th, was quite a beauty to watch. The ball only had to bounce four times and hit the flagstick, giving the golfer exactly what he wanted- a winning edge.

With this, he has registered his 12th career victory in PGA Tours. He spent the entire 2017 season without a win but has been doing well this year, winning the Farmers Insurance Open earlier. The former world no. 1 disappointed the 21-year-old Wise, who recorded the best finish in his career. During the game, Day didn’t experience any challenge from high-profile players. The only ones behind him were Wise and Watney. Tiger Woods, who was expected to do well, finish 14 shots back, after shooting 74. He didn’t make a birdie for the final round. This is the first time since 2014 that he has done so, becoming a nonfactor.

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