Jason Day’s Keys to Victory at the PGA Championship

August 17, 2015

Jason Day finally got his major championship title on Sunday with a three-shot victory over Jordan Speith. He did it with some spectacular play from tee to green coupled with one of the best putting weeks in major championship history.

5 by 5

From the tee he ranked 5th in driving distance and T-5 in driving accuracy, which placed him first in total driving.


Drives Day hit over 300 yards, out of 56. His longest was 382 yards on the 11th hole during Sunday’s final round.


Greens hit in regulation, out of 72, the second best average in the field.


Putts made by Day from within 10 feet out of 62 attempts, the best average in the field.  

20 under

Day’s total score to par, the lowest total in major championship history, breaking Tiger Woods’ 19 under mark set at the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.


Major championships Day played in before his breakthrough win at the PGA. He had finished in the top 10 nine times, including three runner-up finishes and one third.


PGA Championship winners in the last seven seasons that have secured their first major title at the event: Jason Day in 2015, Jason Dufner in 2013, Keegan Bradley in 2011, Martin Kaymer in 2010 and Y.E. Yang in 2009.  


Days before the start of the 2016 Masters.

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