Jason Day wins Golf Cup despite grief for family

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Filipino-Australian golf sensation Jason Day won the World Cup of Golf title for himself on the individual event in the competition and helped clinch as well the team title for Australia.

Jason Day in Sydney Nov 2011... [TFA file]
Jason Day in Sydney Nov 2011... [TFA file]

Day went in the competition with him nursing a broken heart. Day lost his maternal grandmother, an uncle and six cousins from the fury of Haiyan/Yolanda typhoon which hit the Visayan region [middle part of the Philippines] recently.

Day had a bittersweet victory as he edged by one [70] against Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn [71] from a narrow margin of two strokes in a 10-under par 274.

Fellow team mate Adam Scott’s highest score of 66 in the tournament ensured Australia won for the first time in 24 years the team title against the USA team.

In the individual event, American Matt Kuchar and Japanese Ryo Ishikawa came fourth and fifth in the individual event with the respective scores of 278 and 281.

The combination of leads by Day and Scott, resulted in 17-under total for Australia against the second placer USA by 10 shots.

Denmark which is the defending champion placed third with Japan being fourth in the team title.

Day’s mother Deng spoke about shielding her son from the trauma of losing family members as the latter was preparing for his Cup’s participation.

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