Australian professional golfer Jason Day won at the BMW Championship golf tournament, ranked him number 1 for the first time.
The 27 year-old youngest world no.1 Australia has ever produced Jason Day finally topped on the rank. On 20 September 2015, he gained the world number 1 ranking for the first time. The Australian professional golfer won on Sunday’s final round with six-shot victory at Conway Farms in the BMW Championship. He became the third Australian ever to reach the world number one ranking in golf, overtook Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.
Jason Day secured his fourth win in six tournaments. In the last round of 69 to finish on 22 under par, having shot 61, 63 and 69 in the opening rounds which had his official victory. The young golfer won his first major tournament at the 2015 PGA Championship with a record 20 strokes under par and rising to number three in the world rankings and continued to boost his golf career which currently put him on top. The BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club started 17 September in Lake Forest.
“I felt a lot of pressure the last two days. Especially today, knowing I had a six-shot lead. Things could happen, I could shoot a couple over and all of a sudden, I’m not winning. Yesterday and today were the toughest rounds I’ve ever had to play.””All I want to do is win, and that’s kind of been the mentality. I’ve just had to work so hard, the mentality swung at The Open Championship. Something changed in my head, and I thought it’s my time to start winning tournaments,”Jason Day stated.
Jason Day was a member of the Golf Australia National Squad. He was twice awarded the Australian Junior Order of Merit and won the Australian Boys’ Amateur in 2004. In the 2005 Porter Cup, he won the Boys 15–17 division at the 2004 Callaway World Junior Championship and was runner-up as his amateur success. Day won his first World Golf Championship event in February 2014. He won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship after a final in which Victor Dubuisson won the last two holes to tie. Twice scrambled halves after missing greens at the extra holes, before he finally secured victory which lifted him to fourth in the world rankings. IMAGE/GETTY