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Golf-Day's tough life journey finally leads to major win

Golf-Day's tough life journey finally leads to major win

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Bruised yet toughened by a difficult childhood, Australia's Jason Day endured several close calls at the majors before finally landing one with a three-shot victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

The 27-year-old from Rockhampton in Queensland led from start to complete in the final round at Whistling Straits, closing with a five-under-par 67 before savouring the celebrations with his caddie & long-time coach, Colin Swatton.

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Golf-Day wins first major title at PGA Championship

Golf-Day wins first major title at PGA Championship

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KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Australia's Jason Day held his nerve to end five years of close calls at the majors with an emotional breakthrough victory by three shots over American Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

World number five Day, two ahead of Spieth overnight, never relinquished his lead as he closed with a five-under-par 67 on a blustery afternoon of hazy sunshine at Whistling Straits to post a major record low of 20-under 268.

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Day wins first major title at PGA Championship

Day wins first major title at PGA Championship

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Aug 16, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Jason Day on the 12th tee during the final round of the 2015 PGA  …

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Aug 16, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Jason Day lines up his putt on the 11th green during the final ro …

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Aug 16, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Jason Day hits his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the final round …

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Australia's Jason Day held his nerve to end five years of close calls at the majors with an emotional breakthrough victory by three shots over American Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

World number five Day, two ahead of Spieth overnight, never relinquished his lead as he closed with a five-under-par 67 on a blustery afternoon of hazy sunshine at Whistling Straits to post a major record low of 20-under 268.

The previous best at a major was the 19-under total of 269 recorded by Tiger Woods when he triumphed by eight shots in the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.

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High fives all round as Jones hits from hospitality area

High fives all round as Jones hits from hospitality area

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Australian Matt Jones received up close & personal with high-fiving golf fans next to a bar in a hospitality area after hitting a wayward drive during the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday.

Three strokes clear of the field as he stood on the ninth tee, Jones went on to bogey the hole after pulling his tee shot on to the blue carpet of the hospitality structure located well left of the fairway.

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Day moves two ahead after dramatic third round

Day moves two ahead after dramatic third round

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Aug 15, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Jason Day plays from the 16th fairway during the third round of t …

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Aug 15, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during the third r …

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Aug 15, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Jordan Spieth checks his yardage book on the 6th hole during the t …

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Aug 15, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Branden Grace tees off on the 2nd hole during the third round of  …

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Aug 15, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Martin Kaymer lines up his putt on the 1st green during the third …

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Aug 15, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Martin Kaymer hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the contin …

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Australian Jason Day used a red-hot run around the turn to seize a two-shot lead after a pulsating third round of low scoring at the PGA Championship on Saturday.

In pursuit of his first major victory after several close calls over the past five years, Day carded 66 in receptive conditions at Whistling Straits to post a 15-under total of 201.

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Golf-Struggling Woods misses cut at third major in a row

Golf-Struggling Woods misses cut at third major in a row

* Woods misses cut by two shots

* Says poor putting was his problem (Adds details, quotes, byline)

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

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Golf-Struggling Woods misses cut at third major in a row

Golf-Struggling Woods misses cut at third major in a row

* Woods misses cut by two shots

* Says poor putting was his problem (Adds details, quotes, byline)

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

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Golf-Spieth makes major move in storm-hit second round

Golf-Spieth makes major move in storm-hit second round

* Day & Jones one ahead as play is suspended

* Spieth soars into contention with a 67

* Swede Lingmerth takes clubhouse lead

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Daly in meltdown taking a 10 on par-three

Daly in meltdown taking a 10 on par-three

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin (Reuters) – John Daly had the latest in a long line of meltdowns when he hurled a club into Lake Michigan during the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.

His control of the toss was masterful. If only he could have controlled the ball as well at the par-three seventh, where he ran up an ugly 10.

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Golf-Daly in meltdown after taking a 10 on par-three

Golf-Daly in meltdown after taking a 10 on par-three

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

KOHLER, Wisconsin, Aug 14 (Reuters) – John Daly had the latest in a long line of meltdowns when he hurled a club into Lake Michigan during the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.

His control of the club toss was masterful. If only he could have controlled the ball as well at the par-three seventh, where he ran up an ugly 10.

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