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article imageJason Day dethrones Jordan Spieth as king of golf

By Lucky Malicay     Mar 28, 2016 in Sports
Golf has a new world number one. After winning his second title in a week, Jason Day of Australia regained his status as the top player on the PGA Tour, dethroning American Jordan Spieth.
Day outclassed former world number one Rory McIlroy in Saturday’s epic semifinal showdown and then defeated Louis Oosthuizen in the championship duel to win the Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas on Sunday.
"It's been a memorable week, not only to win the Dell Match Play but to get back to No. 1 in the world," Day said.
The victory marked his second win of the season and his ninth on the PGA Tour. His first win of the year came at the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida.
Following his win in Austin, Day joined fellow Australian Geoff Ogilvy and Tiger Woods as multiple Match Play winners. He won the event in Arizona in 2014.
"To be able to play the way I did from tee to green and then on top of it make tough matches and hit the clutch shots has been fantastic," he said.
The 28-year-old father of two from Queensland, Australia will head to Augusta National Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia confident of winning his second major title at the 2016 Masters.
''I am looking forward to it,'' said Day, whose mother was born in the Philippines. The 2016 Masters, the season‘s first major tournament, will start on April 7
''I know it's one tournament that I've always want to win. So the motivation and the want ... there's no problem. It's been good momentum for me, confidence-wise, over the last two weeks. I can't get comfortable with how I'm playing right now. I can't get lazy, because I've got to understand that what I'm doing is working. So I've got to keep working on the things that have caused me to win over the last two weeks,'' Day said.
Day won his first major at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin in August. He became world number one for the first time in September 2015 following a hot streak that included a win at the BMW Championship.
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