Jason Day channeled his inner LeBron James and captured his second PGA Tour event of the season.
"One of the best wins I have ever had", said Day, who never felt on top of his game on Sunday. I know what it takes and feels like to win and be in that position, and it was more disappointing emotion that came over me a year ago saying that I feel I've got all this talent.
"To be clutch like that, it's a lot of heart, " Day said.
Day, who is from Australia but lives in Columbus, Ohio, said watching highlights of LeBron James' game-winning exploits for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday morning did not hurt his plight as he struggled through some tough moments on the course.
The 30-year-old Australian fired a four-under 67 in the third round to move to 10-under 203 and two ahead of American Nick Watney.
Day hit a five-foot birdie putt at the par-5 10th, a 14-footer for birdie at 12 and back-to-back two-foot birdie putts at the 14th and par-5 15th.
"I had no idea where the ball was going today, especially off the tee". A birdie at 10 extended Day's lead to three but consecutive bogeys at 13 and 14 after errant tee shots saw Day fall level with a fast-finishing Wise.
Day caught his biggest break on 17, where the ball bounced four times and was moving fast when it hit the pin, drawing a huge roar from the crowd.More news: Spurs' setback reignites Premier League top-four battle
On Saturday, for the third straight day, Jason Day played a round in the 60s and had a 54 hole lead at the end of round 3.
"That's one of the things that I think that he should take a lot away from it, is that he did it under obviously different conditions, different times in his life, and now that he's got a taste of it, he wants it back again".
Day led the way for most of the fourth round before Aaron Wise came back to tie late in the round. From a safe tee shot, he threw his approach into the rough on the right to avoid the creek, chipped on and made his seven-footer for the comfortable win.
"I kept on saying to myself, 'No, just forget about those thoughts, keep pushing, keep pushing and give yourself opportunities'".
The 14-times major champion said he would work on all facets of his game before the Players Championship starts in Florida on Thursday at TPC Sawgrass, where he has won twice.
Englishman Paul Casey also sits on seven under after recovering from two early bogeys to add two birdies and a eagle for a two-under 71. "And he's a great putter. The '97 Masters and the 2000 U.S. Open, I didn't miss one like that under 10 feet for the week", Woods said.
The Irish overcame the England Women's team of Charley Hull and Georgia Hall 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the six-hole match play event, then beat South Korea in the semifinals, with Moynihan chipping in for a birdie on the first playoff hole. "So he's got strengths in all the areas that he needs". Watney still hasn't won since 2012, but it was his first top-three finish since a runner-up back in 2015 at Pebble Beach.
He wound up sharing second place when Watney drained a 59-foot putt on the 18th.