15 Feb 2021 | Professional golf |
So close for resurgent Day
by Martin Blake
Jason Day's resurgence continued today at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am although the Australian failed in his bid to win for the first time since 2018. Day finished tied-sixth at Pebble Beach after a closing 69, his second top-10 finish of the season and a welcome relief after three missed cuts at his last four starts. The 33-year-old former world No. 1 was within three shots of the lead when he hit it close and made the first birdie of the day at the difficult par-four ninth hole, but his chances passed him by when he short-sided himself in the left trap at the par-three 12th hole, making bogey.
A beautiful wedge into the par-five 18th gave him a birdie at a fourth consecutive round in the 60s in a week where his swing changes -- guided by Chris Como -- designed to protect his injured back, appeared to have made a positive impact.
It was a good week for the Aussies, with young gun Cameron Davis also rattling home to finish T14 with a closing 68, and Cameron Percy logging a top-20 finish with a 70 today. The tournament was won by American Daniel Berger who eagled the last for a two-shot victory.
Former world No. 1 Jordan Spieth is still chasing his first win since 2017 after he faltered early only to rally for a 70 on the final day, having started with a share of the lead.
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