Day secures first Tour win since 2016 – at sixth play-off hole
|Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard|
|-10 J Day (Aus), A Noren (Swe), R Palmer (US) – Day wins at sixth play-off hole; -9 JB Holmes (US); -8 K Bradley (US); -7 T Finau (US), C Howell III (US); -6 H English (US), R Garrigus (US), M Leishman (Aus), J Rose (Eng)|
|Selected others: -5 R Goosen (SA); -3 T Woods (US); -2 R Knox (Sco); E P Mickelson (US)|
Jason Day says a return to the top of the world rankings is his goal after a first PGA Tour win in almost two years.
The 30-year-old Australian won the Farmers Insurance Open by beating Sweden’s Alex Noren on the sixth hole of their play-off at Torrey Pines.
“My goal was always to get back to world number one and this is a good start in the right direction,” he said.
Ryan Palmer had been eliminated before the play-off was suspended on Sunday after five holes because of darkness.
The American – who finished alongside Day and Swede Noren on 10 under – departed with a par at the first play-off hole.
When play resumed on Monday, a birdie on the sixth extra hole gave Day his 11th PGA Tour title – and first since winning the Players Championship in May 2016.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Day.
“I had some stuff off course that was a little distracting – with my mother having cancer – so I worked hard in the off-season to get back into this position.”