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Jason Day splits with father-figure coach after 20-year golf partnership

Colin Swatton took Day under his wing as a 12-year-oldAustralian to work on his own and focus on swingJason Day has ended his 20-year partnership with golf coach Colin Swatton. The former world No1, now ranked 43, says he intends to work on his own aft…

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Adam Scott wins Presidents Cup spot, Jason Day misses out

Australians Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith selectedDay likely to pick up a wildcard spot in early NovemberThree Australian golfers have secured International team spots for December’s Presidents Cup contest in Melbourne but former world No…

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Francesco Molinari lands an ace and gets his season off to a flyer at Bay Hill

• Open champion round in three-under-par 69, McDowell with 68• Cabrera-Bello sets early pace with a 65, Jason Day withdrawsIt should serve as a warning to the leading figures in golf that Francesco Molinari believes he is in better form than a year ago…

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Jason Day takes Wells Fargo for second win of season as Tiger Woods fades

Day wins at Quail Hollow to claim second PGA Tour title of 2018Tiger Woods was a non-factor with 74, finishing 14 shots off paceAmericans Aaron Wise (68) and Nick Watney (69) tied for secondJason Day has won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow…

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Jason Day takes Wells Fargo for second win of season as Tiger Woods fades

Day wins at Quail Hollow to claim second PGA Tour title of 2018Tiger Woods was a non-factor with 74, finishing 14 shots off paceAmericans Aaron Wise (68) and Nick Watney (69) tied for secondJason Day has won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow…

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Jason Day takes two-shot Quail Hollow lead while Peter Malnati slumps

• Day has five birdies in last 10 holes at Wells Fargo Championship• Overnight leader seven shots behind, level with Rory McIlroyJason Day sputtered at the start and finally hit his stride for a four-under 67 to build a two-shot lead going into the fin…

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People ‘quickly forgot’ what Tiger Woods achieved, says Jason Day

• Woods is chasing fifth Masters and 15th major title• American has not played at Augusta since 2015Jason Day believes the golfing world “forgot” the extent of Tiger Woods’s talent, with short memories in turn contributing to fevered anticipation of th…

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Jason Day breaks Noren at sixth play-off hole to win Farmers Insurance Open

Former world No1 snaps 20-month drought at Torrey PinesDay says Australian Open blunder is driving his resurgenceJason Day has revealed blowing a stellar chance at winning the Australian Open was a motivation behind his drought-breaking victory at Torr…

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Cameron Davis closes with seven-under-par to stun Australian Open field

Davis – ranked No1494 in the world – was a shock Stonehaven Cup winnerFormer No1 Day finishes 2017 winless after fading to fifthA “blown away” Cameron Davis had no idea he was about to win the Australian Open until he finally glanced at the leaderboard…

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Rory McIlroy grouped with Jason Day and Justin Rose at US Open

• Sergio García, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott will play together at Erin Hills
• Last three US Open champions drawn in another group for first two rounds

Rory McIlroy has been grouped alongside another former world No1 in Jason Day and his Ryder Cup team-mate Justin Rose for the first two rounds of next week’s US Open.

McIlroy earlier this week confirmed his participation at Erin Hills after recovering from a stress fracture to a rib which forced him to withdraw from last month’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Jason Day finds some early answers and a slightly questionable finish

• Last year’s champion hands back three late shots but finishes two under par
• William McGirt sets the early pace with a 67 at Sawgrass

An indication of Jason Day’s recent dominance of the Players Championship arrived in a moment of adversity. When the former world No1 dropped a shot on his 15th hole of round one, it marked only a fourth bogey since Day started out in the 2016 tournament. He reached what proved to be an unassailable position a year ago without a single blemish on his scorecard in the opening 36 holes.

In securing that title, Day had also endorsed his position as golf’s star performer. It was the Australian’s seventh win in less than a year. Day’s aspirations have shifted; not only is he seeking to become the first man to successfully defend The Players, the 29-year-old is on a mission to recapture the form which has generally deserted him since. He has not won in that spell, with a slide to No3 in the rankings hardly disastrous but quite the turnaround.

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Jason Day finds some early answers and a slightly questionable finish

• Last year’s champion hands back three late shots but finishes two under par
• William McGirt sets the early pace with a 67 at Sawgrass

An indication of Jason Day’s recent dominance of the Players Championship arrived in a moment of adversity. When the former world No1 dropped a shot on his 15th hole of round one, it marked only a fourth bogey since Day started out in the 2016 tournament. He reached what proved to be an unassailable position a year ago without a single blemish on his scorecard in the opening 36 holes.

In securing that title, Day had also endorsed his position as golf’s star performer. It was the Australian’s seventh win in less than a year. Day’s aspirations have shifted; not only is he seeking to become the first man to successfully defend The Players, the 29-year-old is on a mission to recapture the form which has generally deserted him since. He has not won in that spell, with a slide to No3 in the rankings hardly disastrous but quite the turnaround.

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Dustin Johnson on top of the world but favourites rarely prosper at Augusta | Ewan Murray

World No1’s third title in a row at WGC Match Play in Austin makes him the man to beat at the Masters but no favourite has won the year’s first major since Tiger Woods in 2005

The only certainty relating to Dustin Johnson’s epic run is that it will come to an end. Even recent history tells us that much. Fascination and uncertainty relate to precisely when the world No1’s streak will conclude and, more pertinently, if it can be sustained to the point where the 32-year-old wins the Masters for the first time.

Johnson’s statistics make stunning reading. Victory at the WGC Match Play in Austin was his third in three starts. Since last June, when Johnson won his first major by claiming the US Open, he has lifted six trophies from 17 events played.

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Dustin Johnson takes place of Jason Day as golf’s world No1 after win in LA

  • Day’s reign at top ended after 47 consecutive weeks
  • Johnson becomes 20th player to be ranked No1

Dustin Johnson has taken over from Jason Day as the No1 player in world golf following his victory at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open in Los Angeles and said it had been quite a journey to reach the peak of his sport.

The American had been third in the world rankings before leapfrogging Australian Day, who had held the honour for 47 consecutive weeks.

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Time to celebrate Jason Day’s talent not blame him for golf’s ills | Ewan Murray

If the authorities are determined to curb slow play, picking on the world No1 while ignoring others who are renowned for a lack of urgency makes no sense

It is the subject guaranteed to send even mild-mannered golfing observers into a state of frenzy. Piece the words “slow” and “play” together before watching sparks fly; it can really be great fun. The only thing more consistent than slow play is the regularity with which people prattle on about it.

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Back troubles at front of Jason Day’s mind as Dustin Johnson eyes No1 spot

• Australian forced to leave Tour Championship following second round
• American No2 looks set to usurp him at top of world golf ranking

The closing in of Dustin Johnson on the summit of golf’s world ranking may be the least of Jason Day’s worries. As the Australian departed East Lake on Friday, a back injury having curtailed his Tour Championship appearance, the narrative was ominously familiar.

Fitness woes, and all manner of them, have been a constant companion to Day’s professional career. With this in mind, it seems partly remarkable he has scaled such heights; either Day has a penchant for over-dramatisation or he recovers especially well. Johnson, who is in the form of his life, has Day’s No1 status firmly in his sights to the point where it would be a surprise if the American does not assume that position in the near future.

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Jimmy Walker reflects on PGA Championship win – video

Winner of the 2016 PGA Championship Jimmy Walker says he felt the pressure from playing partner Jason Day all the way until the final green at Baltusrol on Sunday. Meanwhile, Day, who finished runner-up, also says he is happy Walker was able to seal a …

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Jimmy Walker’s ‘bus partner’ Jason Day leads tributes to new US PGA champion

• I know exactly that feeling and he’s a very deserving winner, says Day
• Walker gave Butch Harmon a bottle of Bordeaux as thanks for his help

The popularity of major champions is always easy to determine. That is, by the scale of plaudits those who fell short will offer to the winner.

On Sunday night, social media was awash with high-level praise towards Jimmy Walker for his success at the US PGA Championship. At the venue itself, Jason Day hung around in narrow defeat to make a point of congratulating the 37-year-old. Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, who had not even competed at the top of the leaderboard, did likewise.

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US PGA weather relents to lift cloud of criticism with Rio on horizon

Critics say the format at Baltusrol should have been altered to avoid Jason Day, Jimmy Walker and others having to play 36 holes on a manic Sunday

The thunderstorms and steady downpour that reduced the finely manicured Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club into marshy wetlands over the weekend finally relented yesterday afternoon, sparing tournament officials the headache of the first Monday finish at a PGA Championship since the season’s final major was last played here in 2005 – and further criticism over how it was handled.

Related: Jimmy Walker holds off Jason Day to claim stunning US PGA win

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Jimmy Walker holds off Jason Day to claim stunning US PGA win

• 37-year-old overcomes world No1 by one shot
• American becomes fourth first-time major winner of 2016

Jimmy Walker’s passion is astrophotography. It is unclear at which point he reckoned that, if taking pictures of the stars, he might as well shoot for them.

The sequence of first-time major winners continues. On a balmy Baltusrol evening, in concluding a tournament that had threatened to rumble into another week, Walker lifted the Wanamaker Trophy. This year’s four prime events have each had a player break his major duck.

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