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Jason Day wins 1st tournament in nearly 3 years with victory in World Cup at Royal Melbourne

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    Jason Day of Australia hits an approach shot to the ninth green during the third round of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

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    Adam Scott from Australia lines up a put on the fourth green during the third round of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

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    Matt Kuchar from the U.S. hits an approach shot on the second hole during the third round of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)The Associated Press

Jason Day made a 7-foot par-saving putt on the 16th hole, Thomas Bjorn bogeyed and the Australian won his first tournament in nearly three years at the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.

Day's closing 70 left him with a 10-under 274, two strokes ahead of Bjorn with a 71.

Adam Scott finished third after a 66, three strokes behind.

Scott, trying to win his third tournament in a row, shot 75 on the opening day, including a nine on the 12th hole, and spent the rest of the tournament trying to catch up.

Day won $1.2 million and Australia won the team portion of the World Cup as Day and Scott, who each holed approach shots for eagles Sunday, also shared the $600,000 first-place prize.