Jason Day defeated Louis Oosthuizen 5&4 to win the 2016 Dell Match Play Championship at Austin Country Club.
Day, fresh off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, has won six of his last twelve starts and is one of the hottest players in the world. In fact, he is currently rated number one in the world after his victory at the Dell Match Play Championship.
His journey to the title was difficult, as anyone who watched the coverage knows. After overcoming back pains from his match with Graeme McDowell, Day was questionable for the following match. He overcame the problem as well as his opponents in the following matches. In a post championship interview he indicated he had undergone therapy between matches, after matches and at night. In total he estimated he underwent about 10 hours of therapy during the tournament.
Aside from his tremendous power and ball striking ability, Day displayed wonderful short game prowess with accurate chipping and precision putting.
Louis Oosthuizen played beautifully to reach the finals. But his form faded and he failed to make a single birdie in the final match. He had opportunities but did not convert the putts like he had in previous matches.
The galleries were there in force and players commented that they really enjoyed the support.
The win by Jason Day continued the dominance of international players in World Golf Championships. They hold the last five World Golf Championships titles;
Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), 2015 Dell Match Play
Shane Lowry (Ireland), 2015 Bridgestone Invitational
Russell Knox (Scotland), 2015 HSBC Champions
Adam Scott (Australia), 2016 Cadillac Championship
Jason Day (Australia), 2016 Dell Match Play