Double Delight Down Under for Jason Day
Jason Day took the individual honours after steering Australia to victory at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.
Day, playing on home soil, carded a one-under-par 70 in his final round for 10 under overall; two shots clear of the Melbourne event’s halfway leader Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn.
Bjorn finished the game with a 71, while Day’s compatriot Adam Scott finished with 66, although he was unable to maintain the impressive display on show by Day, finishing three behind in the finish.
Day’s victory was especially emotional given the news of eight members from his family being lost following the disaster in the Philippines; his maternal grandmother, an uncle and six cousins all falling victim to Typhoon Haiyan.
Day’s mother, Dening, migrated to Australia from the Philippines 40 years ago and she shared an emotional embrace with her son by the 18th green after Australia sealed their first win in the World Cup of Golf since Wayne Grady and Peter Fowler won in 1989.
Day was asked whether he would support the relief effort in the Philippines, and he said: : "Definitely, we'll probably most likely set something up and definitely be giving some money or raising money and trying to raise awareness to what has really happened over there.
"The devastation and the tragedy that's gone on over in the Philippines is very difficult for us to see because we're living in such a great country.
"Once you know of someone or are related to someone who has gone through something like that it's very close to the heart."