• Victory comes just six days after St Andrews heartbreak
• "This is why we practise so hard" says 27-year-old
JASON DAY | RBC CANADIAN OPEN
Less than a week after suffering yet more major heartbreak when he came up just short - quite literally - in his bid to win the Open, Jason Day held off Bubba Watson to win the RBC Canadian Open by a shot.
Aussie Day closed with three consecutive birdies to shoot a final round of 68 and land the fourth PGA Tour title of his career at Glen Abbey Golf Club.
That went some way to making up for the agony of seeing a birdie putt, that would have put him into a playoff for the Open Championship at St Andrews last Monday, come up infuriatingly short on the Old Course’s famous 18th green.
His putt to win in Canada, in fact, was eerily similar to the one he faced just six days earlier and he said he drew on that experience to seal the deal this time.
"We're trying to chase greatness" - RBC Canadian Open champion, Jason Day
“The first thing I said was I've got to get to the hole this time,” said the 27-year-old. “That's what I said in my head. I gave myself an opportunity out there and I took it which was great. To be able to do that just gives me a lot more confidence going into the rest of the season. Right now I'm going to try to soak it in as much as possible. I played great all week, and I feel good about my form.”
The win was Day’s second of the season, following his victory in the Farmers Insurance Open in February.
“This is why we practice so hard,” he added. “We're trying to chase greatness, and I've been working so hard on the course and off the course with my body and mental stuff. It feels really good to be able to put the work you put in and for it to pay off.”
Jason Day :: Next stop, Whistling Straits
Following his victory in the RBC Canadian Open, Jason Day goes into the final major of the season, the PGA Championship, full of confidence. Given his recent major near-misses and return to winning ways, do you think he can claim victory at Whistling Straits? Vote in our poll below.