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After a shaky back nine, Day's tee shot on the long par 3, 17th crashed into the flag and finished 3 feet from the hole. He calmly made the putt and took a 2 shot lead, becoming the only player in the field to birdie the 17th in the final round. He played the last three holes at Quail Hollow 2 under and secured his second PGA Tour win for the year.
Before that Day fell back into a tie for the lead with Aaron Wise after back to back bogeys on the 13th and 14th. He said after the round "You play sit there and play mental games with yourself, subconsciously saying, ‘You can't do this. You're going to fail, you're going to fail, but I just kept on saying to myself, ‘Forget about it and keep pushing.'"
It was Day's short game that proved to be the difference the whole tournament. Day made 143 putts from inside 10 feet out of the 154 attempts. That gave him a 92% conversion rate for the tournament.
"One of the best wins I have ever had," said Day, who never felt on top of his game on Sunday.
Day will need to work on his long game and iron play before the next golf major, the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club starting 14th June. He missed more than half the fairways and only hit 8 greens in regulation as the US Majors are known for their tough and tight layouts.
Day said after the win “I had no idea where the ball was going today; especially off the tee, I missed a lot of fairways; missed a lot of greens, and my short game stood the test, which was nice.”
This was a very good win for Day as it was a strong field at the Wells Fargo Championships. Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas all had a solid performance but Tiger Woods failed to fire on the final round as he failed to make a birdie on the last day.