Jason Day was overwhelmed by emotion after a record-setting day to win the 2015 PGA Championship Sunday at Whistling Straits.
Day shot a final-round 67 and finished with a score of 20-under par, the lowest any player has ever finished to par in a major championship.
It took a record-setting day by Day to hold off Jordan Spieth (who was three strokes back) and prevent him from becoming only the third golfer to win three majors in one season.
This was Day’s first major victory. It was even bigger because this is the same Day who dropped out of the lead of the U.S. Open due to vertigo. Day also fell short in the British Open when he missed a bitdie putt on the final hole that kept him out of the playoff.
Spieth’s combined score of 54-under at the majors this season beat Tiger Woods’ previous record of 53-under, set in 2000.