MELBOURNE, Australia AP Jason Day made a sevenfoot parsaving putt on the th hole and held off a faltering Thomas Bjorn to win the World Cup and secure his first tournament win in nearly three years. Day any at Royal Melbourne on Sunday for an under total of , two strokes ahead of Denmarks Bjorn, who finished with an after two late bogeys. Days last tournament victory came at the Byron Nelson Championship on the U.S. PGA Tour in , although hes had four topfive finishes in majors since .
The World Cup was Days first new cheerleading cheers tournament in five weeks and came less than two weeks after he learned that eight of his relatives, including his grandmother, died in the devastating Nov. typhoon in the Philippines. His mother, who migrated to Australia belonging to the Philippines years ago, and sister were just there are many green on at Royal Melbourne. They both hugged him as he walked to the scoring tent to sign his master card. Its just been an amazing tournament for me, Day said. My mother, my family, coming down to support me. Im just so happy to alter work has paid off, and Im glad it happened in Melbourne.
Adam Scott finished third after a , three strokes behind. Scott, who has been trying to win his third tournament in a row, shot on the opening day, including a for the th hole, and spent the rest of the tournament trying to get up to date. Day earned . million for winning the individual title and helped Australia win the group portion of the World Cup. Day and Scott, who each holed approach shots for eagles Sunday, shared the , firstplace team prize. American Matt Kuchar shot to finish fourth in individual strokeplay, three behind Day.