Day finishes off March with WGC-Dell Match Play title

Jason Day will make up Monday morning as the new No. 1 in the Official World Golf

Jason Day current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) Jason Day

Jason Day current official PGA TOUR headshot (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR) Jason Day

Ranking after closing out the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play in style.

Day edged defending champion Rory McIlroy 1-Up in the morning semi-final and then blasted Louis Oosthuizen 5&4 to cap off the perfect week for the Aussie. It was his second straight PGA Tour victory — as he captured the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week in Orlando.

Oosthuizen’s week came to a hault against Day after wins against Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Rafa Cabrera-Bello to earn a spot in the finals.

RCB beat Rory in the consolation match 3&2.

Day opened the week as the betting favorite at Station Casinos in Las Vegas at 8-to-1 odds.

PGA TOUROther Golf News:

  • Tony Finau (12-under) won his maiden PGA Tour title taking the Puerto Rico Open in a playoff against Steve Marino. Ian Poulter, the 54-hole leader, finished T-3.
  • Lydia Ko (19-under) held off defending champion Inbee Park at the Kia Classicgreenside pic for her first LPGA Tour win of 2016. It marked Ko’s 11th career LPGA Tour title. He won by four shots.
  • For RCB, he entered the week at 6th in the European Tour’s season-long Race to Dubai standings. The 31-year-old Spaniard is the second European Tour regular in as many years to make a splash at the WGC-Match Play. Last year, Danny Willett was third at the event. He went on to finish runner-up to McIlroy in the race to Dubai.