Despite narrow loss, Day's major performances unmatched in 2016

Jason Day may have narrowly lost in his attempt to defend the PGA Championship on Sunday, and despite the fact he failed to win a major championship in 2016, the world’s top-ranked player still dominated the events.

Day’s incredible eagle on the 18th hole at Baltusrol gave him a chance for a playoff, but Jimmy Walker calmly made a 3-foot birdie putt to capture the title. While the Australian may have lost on the day, his season-long performances in golf’s biggest events is without peer.

14 players made the cut at all four major championships this season, but Day is miles ahead in combined score, posting a ridiculous 9-under par total over the 16 rounds. His next closest competitor was Jordan Spieth who was 12 shots back at 3-over.

Player To Par
Jason Day 9-under
Jordan Spieth 3-over
Emiliano Grillo 10-over
Kevin Na 13-over
Lee Westwood 14-over
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 15-over
Danny Willett 16-over
Bill Haas 16-over
Martin Kaymer 16-over
Adam Scott 17-over
Bubba Watson 26-over
Justin Thomas 27-over
Harris English 27-over
Kevin Kisner 29-over

Day opened the major season with a 10th place showing at the Masters, an event he’s also finished second and third at. He followed that up with a tie for eighth at the U.S. Open, meaning his last six showings in that event include two second-place finishes, a fourth-place and a ninth-place.

The Open Championship has been Day’s toughest event, as he ended 21 shots behind winner Henrik Stenson this year in a tie for 22nd. His best showing in the European event is a tie for fourth in 2015.

The past two PGA Championships have yielded a first and second-place finish for Day, an event he now has five top-15 showings at.

To put it simply, there is nobody better in the world at major championship golf than Day. He may only have one trophy to his name in the events, but expect that case to fill up over the coming years as he continues to put himself in contention during golf’s biggest tournaments.

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