How Twitter reacted to Jason Day’s PGA Championship win

Tears flowed as Jason Day broke his duck in major tournaments, holding off a challenge from Jordan Spieth to take the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits by three shots.

Having finished in the top five six times in the past without ever winning, the emotional release the Australian experienced after sealing victory in Wisconsin was clear for all to see and sent Twitter into a cascade of congratulations.

Here’s the best of the reaction:

Tiger Woods, whose lowest total score at the tournament Day broke with his 20-under-par score, led the 140-character applause:

Not long after, Rory McIlroy chimed in as well, tipping his hat to both Day and Spieth, who dethroned the Northern Irishman at the top of the world rankings:

The victory moved Day up to number three in the world rankings, which was confirmed at the conclusion of the tournament:

Journalist Francis Keogh summed up Day’s turnaround in the last few months:

The Australian was a deserved winner, once his stats for the week in Wisconsin were analysed:

His form heading in to the tournament wasn’t bad either:

The winning moment and those tears:

And finally, a succinct sign off from the man himself:

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Matt Wiggins

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