Jason Day shoots SIZZLING 62 for first PGA Tour win in over five years!

Australia's Jason Day went low Sunday in Texas to win the PGA Tour's AT&T Byron Nelson. 

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Sun, 14 May 2023
Jason Day shoots SIZZLING 62 for first PGA Tour win in over five years!

Jason Day shot a sizzling 62 Sunday in Texas to win on the PGA Tour, ending one of the longer current droughts in men's professional golf. 

Day, 35, last won on the PGA Tour in early May 2018 at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

That win, his second of the 2017-18 PGA Tour season, marked the 12th of his career. 

But after dealing with countless back injuries, Day fell into a long period without a win on the PGA Tour. 

On Sunday, he entered the round two-strokes back of the leaders at 14-under par. 

However, the Australian shot an incredible 9-under par 62 at TPC Craig Ranch to clinch the win by one stroke over Si Woo Kim and Austin Eckroat. 

He finished the tournament at 23-under par after rounds of 64, 69, 66, and 62. 

His win marked the former World No. 1's first in 1,835 days, and was done at the same tournament where he clinched his very first PGA Tour win back in 2010. 

He told reporters after the round on the journey to returning to the winner's circle:

"Just nonstop grinding and nonstop wanting to improve and try and get better. I've had a lot of injuries with my back, and for a moment there I thought I wasn't going to play again, and just trying to get through those two years of just trying to get through a tournament was difficult.
"To be on the other side of it, be healthy, feeling good about my game, finally winning again, yeah, no better feeling, really."

Day's win was highlighted by an incredible hole-out birdie chip from just off the green at the par-4 12th. It vaulted Day into the solo lead. 

His triumphant win comes on the eve as the season's second major, as well, as he and the rest of the top professional's will head to Rochester, New York for the PGA Championship

Day's lone major title comes from the 2015 PGA Championship, which he won at Whistling Straits.

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