Sunday, 27 March 2016
Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen  (Getty Images)
Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)

SUNDAY MARCH 27, 2016 - WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY

JASON DAY

• His third European Tour International Schedule victory in his 42nd European Tour event.

• Has gone back to Number One in the Official World Golf Ranking.

• His first European Tour victory since the 2015 US PGA Championship.

• Has now won on The European Tour for the last three consecutive seasons, dating back to the 2014 season.

• Claims his second WGC victory in his 17th WGC career appearance.

• Claims his second title in the WGC – Dell Match Play, following his triumph in 2014.

• The fourth Australian victory in the WGC – Dell Match Play, following Geoff Ogilvy in 2006 and 2009 and Day himself in 2014.

• Joins Tiger Woods (2003-04 and 08) and Geoff Ogilvy (2006 and 09) as the only players to record multiple victories in the WGC – Dell Match Play.

• Follows Tiger Woods (1999-01, 05-07, 09 and 13 WGC - Bridgestone Invitational), (1999, 02-03, 05-07 and 13 WGC – Cadillac Championship), (2003-04 and 08 WGC – Dell Match Play); Geoff Ogilvy 2006 and 09 WGC – Dell Match Play), and Ernie Els (2004 and 10 WGC – Cadillac Championship), as players to record multiple victories in the same WGC event.

• Becomes the 16th different player to win a Major Championship and a WGC event.

• Becomes the 11th player to win multiple WGC titles. They are: Tiger Woods, Geoff Ogilvy, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott and now Jason Day.

• The eighth Australian victory in WGC history. Geoff Ogilvy has three, two for Adam Scott and Jason Day and one for Craig Parry.

• With Adam Scott winning the first WGC of the year, the Cadillac Championship, this is the first time Australia have won back-to-back WGC events.


OTHER FACTS


• The first time that Australia have won two WGC titles in the same season.

• Becomes the second player to win the same WGC event for their first two WGC victories, following Ernie Els at the 2004 and 2010 Cadillac Championship.

• The only player to remain unbeaten, winning all seven of his matches during the 2016 event.

• The 125th Australian victory in European Tour history.

• The sixth Australian victory of the 2016 European Tour season. They are: Nathan Holman (Australian PGA Championship), Marc Leishman (Nedbank Golf Challenge), Marcus Fraser (Maybank Championship Malaysia), Adam Scott (WGC -Cadillac Championship), Scott Hend (True Thailand Classic Presented by Chang) and Jason Day (WGC – Dell Match Play).

• Is the first time Australia have recorded six European Tour victories in the same season since 1990. The winners were: Brett Ogle (AGF Open), Rodger Davis (Peugeot Spanish Open and Wang Four Stars), Mike Harwood (PGA Championship and Volvo Masters) and Peter Senior (Panasonic European Open).

• The first time in European Tour history that six different Australians have won in the same European Tour season.

• Gains his 12th victory as a professional.

• Gains his second consecutive triumph following the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, seven days ago.

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