The beautiful Whistling Straits course in Wisconsin, USA was the setting for the 97th PGA Championship. Last night, Australia's Jason Day ended a long wait for his first Major, shooting a final round 67 to clinch victory by three shots over two-time Major winner this year, American Jordan Spieth.
Day's four-round total of 20-under was a record low score for a major championship, and led him to become the fifth Australian to win the PGA Championship, after Jim Ferrier (1947), David Graham (1979), Wayne Grady (1990) and Steve Elkington (1995).
His first victory at a Major moves him to number three in the world, while runner-up Jordan Spieth becomes the new world number one, usurping Rory McIlroy at the top of the game.
"It's an amazing feeling, this has been a dream since I've been 12 years old — to stand up in front of a crowd like this and hold the PGA title is really special” Day told the crowd after his win.
Finally breaking through and winning a first Major title will certainly put Jason Day on the list of contenders for a Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Nomination.
Time will tell if the world’s leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters vote for Jason and include him in the shortlist of six nominations in one of the five categories for the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Do you think Jason Day will be nominated for this prestigious award? Is he #LaureusWorthy?