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.


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“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.