The 2016 Players was definitely not a weekend of crazy twists and turns on the golf course like we are used to, but that’s because one player dominated the field all four days.
World No. 1 Jason Day spent his entire weekend atop the leaderboard and finished there. The Australian earns his third wire-to-wire (leader all four days) tournament of his career and wins his tenth PGA Tour event, which is the second most for players under the age of 30 (Rory Mcllroy, 11). This is Day’s seventh victory in his last 17 starts on the PGA Tour, including his first major victory at the PGA Championship back in August. This win also propelled Day to the top of the PGA Tour’s FEDEX Cup Rankings.
It was a shaky start for Day on Sunday, but his lead was never less than three stokes. At the end of the round, Day finished at 15-under par and four shots clear of the next competitor, Kevin Chappell (-11). Day was greeted by his son Dash after he tapped in the final putt on Sunday.
This week may not have been exciting for the game of golf, but for the Day family, it qualifies Jason for the Hall of Fame … oh, and he racks in that paycheck of just under $1.9 million. Not a bad week!
- Jason Day (-15)
- Kevin Chappell (-11)
- Justin Thomas (-10), Matt Kuchar (-10), Colt Knost (-10), Ken Duke (-10)