Tough win for Jason Day

Australian Day seizes PGA lead at Quail Hollow

So it's no surprise that Day rose to the occasion at Quail Hollow Club this week, carding four straight rounds in the 60s, including Sunday's two-under 69, to claim a two-stroke win at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Phil Mickelson shot a 64 to move up to 10th while Tiger Woods had a 68 at Quail Hollow to be tied for 31st at one under.

Peter Uihlein, who had the low round of the day with a 62, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey of England and Aaron Wise are three shots back at 7 under. He remained atop the leaderboard until midday through the round.

For McIlroy, though, it was a particularly disappointing final round after his third round 66 had moved him to the fringes of contention with what he'd termed a "half chance" bid at victory. With his bare feet in the stream and the ball on the bank well above his feet, he hit a full shot to the back of the green for a two-putt par. He was at 10-under 203. "Hit some good drives that just ended up off the fairway, some landed in the fairway, so I wasn't disappointed with that". I need to do a lot of work if I want to try and win next week, but I'm obviously coming off a nice win here. Hopefully, this weekend I'll hit it the way I've been hitting it and get a hot putter on the weekend. The Aussie made back-to-back bogeys at the fourth and fifth holes before getting those shots back with birdies at the par-5 seventh and par-4 eighth. He was nine shots behind. "Then hit a putt hard off again on the second putt, and the grain just ate it up". Eliminate two double-bogeys and he's in a playoff.

PGA Tour rookie Aaron Wise almost had a collapse late until he salvaged a most unlikely bogey. Day has a wife and two children-a third on the way-and Woods said life for Day is much different than the 20-somethings dominating the tour today with time restraints and sleep schedules. It bounded over the stream to the other side. Schwartzel had an erratic back nine that featured three birdies and three bogeys on his way to a 70.

"This is exciting times for us", Day said.

Day is in charge, but not in the clear. That has helped him overcome average to below-par marks in driving distance and accuracy, and he only needed 28 putts to post his 66 on Saturday.

Mickelson was among those four shots behind. McIlroy, meanwhile, was seven behind. All three were tied at 2 over to start the day.

"If I can hit a lot more greens and get the proxmitiy closer, I feel like I could, not run away from it, but do prettty well if I can make the putts", Day said. So you put those two things together, and he's not lacking in wedge play, either. Instead, it was a 9-iron from the rough on which he judged the wind at his back and the bounce in fairway to near perfection. "Also left a few out there, too".

Day will tell you that 2017 wasn't his best year, and not just because he failed to win on the PGA Tour for the first time in four years. "Didn't quite get the ball in position", Day said.

"The biggest thing is contact, " he said.

LPGA - Sung Hyun Park and Jenny Shin finished the rain-delayed first round of the abbreviated Texas Classic at The Colony with 6-under 65s to share a one-stroke lead. The event was reduced from 72 holes to 36 after Thursday's round was canceled and Friday's play was delayed by 8½ hours because of rain. Wagner had his only bogey on the first hole and followed with three birdies on his way to a 69. Everyone will start Saturday within 10 shots of the lead.

Tiger Woods completed a disappointing week with a 74 in Round 4, featuring three bogeys and 15 pars.

McIlroy won the Quail Hollow event in 2010 and 2015.

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