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Jason Day fends off Spieth to win US PGA Championship

Jason Day fends off Spieth to win US PGA Championship

London, Aug 17 - Australian golfer Jason Day clinched his first major title after finishing at a record score of 20 under par at the US PGA Championship on Monday.

The 27-year-old became the first golfer ever to record the best ever total at a major and finished with a five-under 67 at Whistling Straits, the BBC reported.

Jordan Spieth, the reigning Masters and US Open champion, finished three strokes behind in second place and in the process dethroned Rory McIlroy as the top-ranked golfer in the world.

Jason Day leads Spieth by two shots at US PGA C'ship

Jason Day

London, Aug 16 - Australian golfer Jason Day maintained a two-shot lead over world number two Jordan Spieth after the third round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Day carded a six-under-66 to move to 15-under, including a double bogey at 15 during an enthralling afternoon in Winconsin.

Spieth, the reigning Masters and US Open champion, produced a stunning third round of 65 to propel himself into the title contention.

'Wish he keeps working hard and winning', says Shubham Jaglan's ecstatic mom

'Wish he keeps working hard and winning', says Shubham Jaglan's ecstatic mom

New Delhi, July 24 - Ten-year-old Shubham Jaglan's proud mother, Anjala Jaglan, on Friday expressed delight at her son's victory and thanked his coach for the youngster's stunning achievement.

"I am very happy that he has come first for the second time, there is one more tournament coming up...I wish that he keeps working hard and winning tournaments. I spoke to him after victory he was happy," she told ANI.

"I would like to thank his coach for the hard work, I would also like to thank Delhi Golf Course," she added.

Spieth admits Open loss `tough to swallow`

Jordan Spieth

London, July 21 - Reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth has described his near miss in the 144 Open Championship as ' tough to swallow' after his hopes of securing a career Grand Slam were dashed at St Andrews.

The 21-year-old American failed to convert a birdie putt on the final hole that ruled him out of the title contention at the Old Course on Monday.

The world number two said that it is a tough feeling not to win the title after coming that close in a major, pointing to his missed chances in the final round, the BBC reported.

Zach Johnson `humbled` to be Open champion at St Andrews

Zach Johnson

London, July 21 - American golfer Zach Johnson has said that he was humbled to be Open champion after winning a three-man play-off on a thrilling final day at St Andrews.

The 39-year-old, who claimed his second major triumph of his career, said that he was honoured to be Open champion, adding that he was humbled to see his name etched on the historic Claret Jug along with some of golf's most famous names, the BBC reported.

Johnson triumphed at the Old Course by finishing a shot ahead of South African Louis Oosthuizen and three above Australian Marc Leishman over four extra holes.

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