Day hits spectacular shot en route to victory at Quail Hollow

  • Day hits spectacular shot en route to victory at Quail Hollow

Day hits spectacular shot en route to victory at Quail Hollow

At one point midway through the afternoon, four players - Uihlein, Bryson DeChambeau, Charl Schwartzel and Aaron Wise - all held a share of the lead, but it was Jason Day - already a victor this season on the PGA Tour and playing the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2012 - who emerged from the crowd thanks to back-to-back birdies at Nos.

Through nine holes of his Sunday round, as of this writing, Watney has been surpassed by Aaron Wise at -9 and two other golfers have moved to -8 as well, three shots behind Day.

The Australian birdied the second hole and then exchanged two bogeys at the fifth and sixth with consecutive birdies at seven and eight.

Also at 10 under was Nick Watney, who dropped a 58-foot bomb for birdie at the 72nd hole to post a final-round 69 and earn his highest finish since a solo second at the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

England's Paul Casey was the top European on seven under, good enough for a share of fifth alongside Americans Phil Mickelson and Peter Uihlein.

"We don't get the opportunity to do it very often", Woods, 42, said (via ESPN).

Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson fired a 64 to stand 10th on 208, one stroke behind South African Charl Schwartzel and Americans Johnson Wagner and Sam Saunders.

The win comes after Day's victory at January's Farmers Insurance Open, his first title since the 2016 Players Championship.

Day hooked his drive on the par-4 14 into the water following a bogey on 13. "This was probably one of the best wins I've ever had just because of how hard everything was today". "I just kept on saying to myself, 'Forget about it and keep pushing'". "It allowed for us to get it a little bit closer, make some birdies".

"I didn't putt well again", Woods said of his performance Sunday (via golf.com).

"If I would have made a few more putts or just putting normal, I would have been up there next to the lead", Woods said. For that, he needed to replicate his stunning final round of 2010 - when a closing 62 saw him leapfrog through the field to claim the title - but, this time, the Northern Irishman was unable to reproduce any of that drama and ultimately was confined to the role of bit player. Rounds of 68 on Saturday and a closing 70 for one-under-par 283 moved him up to a tied-28th finishing position alongside Graeme McDowell.

Tiger's momentum was slowed by a bogey on the par-four ninth, but birdies on Nos. I had a couple weeks like that.

"I feel like it's right on the end of the tip", he said, smiling and rubbing together the tips of his fingers.

Uihlein, who is seeking his first PGA Tour win, didn't have much time to celebrate before being taken to be randomly drug tested.