Jason Day won the world cup of golf on home soil in Melbourne last week just days after losing eight relatives in the Philippines Typhoon. Despite the devastating news Jason Day decided to participate in the event and with an overwhelming reception from the crowd he went on to win by two clear shots.
The Aussie ace started the day one ahead of his closest challenger Thomas Bjorn and a simple but eloquently played one under par was enough to see him win the event outright. His fellow Australian Adam Scott shot an incredible five under par final round to see him climb up the table and make a late surge for the title. Scott eagled the first and birdied the next two holes to see himself shoot up the leader board, however this run of form was short lived as he could not continue his lightning start and finished three behind Day. Regardless of missing out on the top spot, Scott was pleased to see his compatriot win and to see Australia win their first World Cup since Wayne Grady and Peter Fowler won in 1989.
Asked about whether he was going to support the relief efforts in the Philippines, Day said: “Definitely, we’ll probably most likely set something up and definitely be giving some money or raising money and trying to raise awareness to what has really happened over there. The devastation and the tragedy that’s gone on over in the Philippines is very difficult for us to see because we’re living in such a great country.Once you know of someone or are related to someone who has gone through something like that it’s very close to the heart.” (Writing in Italics is a quote from BBC sport)