Jason Day with the Canadian Open trophy (Getty)
Jason Day with the Canadian Open trophy (Getty)

Jason Day has won the Canadian Open with three birdies in his closing three holes.

Firing 4-under 68 in the final round for a tournament total of 17-under 271, Jason Day won the title by one shot from American Bubba Watson with Canadian David Hearn a further shot back.

Heading to the 18th Day was one clear of Watson and Hearn and was determined to claim the victory.

With the memory still fresh in his mind of the missed putt on 18 at The Open Championship (which would have put him into a playoff for The Claret Jug), Day drained a monster putt, from just inside 22 feet, at Glen Abbey’s 18th to seal the win.

“First thing I said was I’ve got to get to the hole this time, that’s what I said in my head,” commented Day.

“I gave myself an opportunity out there and I took it which was great.”

“To be able to do that it gives me a lot more confidence going into the rest of the season,” added Day.

“Right now I’m just going to try and soak it in as much as possible, I played great all week and I’m very happy with how I performed.”

This victory also puts an end to the questions marks surrounding Day’s health, his collapse at the US Open due to vertigo sending shock waves around the world.

“I feel good, I feel really good. I’m going to take next week off, the last two weeks have been a big grind,” added Day.

“But it’s all worth it, all the hard work I’ve put into it, this is the fourth win of my career and hopefully I’ll have many more but right now I’m so proud to be the Canadian Open champion.”

This is Day’s second win on the PGA TOUR in 2015; he also came from behind to win the Famers Insurance Open in February.

“Jason Day is a determined competitor every week on Tour which is evident by his two victories this year,” said Brian Thorburn, CEO of the PGA of Australia.

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