Jason Day wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

Beaudesert local Jason Day will move to No.2 in the world golf rankings after claiming the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.

Day took a two-shot lead into the final round and fired a two-under-par 70 to finish at 17-under and win from American Kevin Chappell (69).

“It means the world,” said Day, who received an encouraging text from Tiger Woods in the morning.


“I just ground out today. It wasn’t the best day that I had, but just to be able to get it done when I wasn’t quite on.”

Monday’s victory is Day’s eighth on the US PGA Tour.

Adam Scott was the next best-placed Australian, in a five-way tie for 12th after a 69 final round which included four birdies on the back nine.

Marc Leishman (69) finished eight-under, in a three-way tie for 17th.