What an Amazing display of grit and determination by both Jason Day and Jordan Spieth yesterday during the final round of the 97th U.S. PGA Championship. And, with a total purse of $10 Million in play of which $1.8 Million goes to the winner, no wonder the mental stress meter was off the chart for all the golfers that made it to the weekend at Whistling Straits.
The final major of the year did not disappoint. In fact the battle for hoisting the PGA Championship Trophy was fierce between the final grouping featuring the 28 year old Aussie from down under Jason Day, and the 22 year old Dallas, Texas golfing phenom Jordan Spieth. Coming into the championship, Day was seeking his first PGA Major win, while the rising star Spieth was seeking his history making third Major win in 2015.
When the final hole had been played and the last putt rolled in on the finishing 18th green, Day had finished on top of the leaderboard with a history making score of 20 under par; the lowest score for a Major Championship. Meanwhile, Spieth finished on top with his gritty second place finish which moved him for number two to the number one ranked golf in the world.
Jordan Spieth will take his number one ranking to Edison, New Jersey to play in “The Barclays” towards the end of August. While Jason Day will join Jordan in New Jersey to compete in the first of four FedExCup Playoff competitions consisting of $67 Million in total prize money.
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