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Jason Day Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

On Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Jason Day proved his mettle once again with a fighting, scrapping 70 that led to a one-stroke win over Kevin Chappell. Day had three bogeys on the front (to go with three birdies) but closed like the champion he's proven to be.


He birdied the par-3 17th before executing a wicked up-and-down par save on the final hole for the one-stroke victory over Chappell, who closed with a bogey.


Day now has eight PGA Tour wins in his career and has inched ever closer to re-obtaining the No. 1 spot in the world rankings, which is currently occupied by Spieth. Maybe more importantly, the Masters continues to be stuffed with storylines as a big name seemingly wins every weekend. Day continued that trend on Sunday and will be one of the three or four biggest favorites at Augusta.


Rory McIlroy was all over the place, making six double bogeys to go along with two eagles and 16 birdies. It all tallied up to T27. That will play well at the Match Play Championship next week. It won't play well at Augusta in three weeks.


Adam Scott couldn't pull off his third straight win, but he still notched his fourth straight top 15 finish. And if not for the 18th hole, Scott might have run away with the tournament. He was 5 over on the weekend with a double bogey and a triple bogey there.

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