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Day goes wire-to-wire to win Players Championship

  • Jason Day of Australia, hits from the 15th hole fairway during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Jason Day of Australia, hits from the 15th hole fairway during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Day of Australia, gestures after making a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Jason Day of Australia, gestures after making a birdie putt on the 12th hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Day of Australia, hits from a sand trap onto the seventh green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Jason Day of Australia, hits from a sand trap onto the seventh green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

The best field in golf was no match for Jason Day at The Players Championship.

Day caused only a little drama Sunday in what otherwise felt more like another coronation for the 28-year-old Australian. He led by at least two shots the entire round, played bogey-free again on the back nine at the TPC Sawgrass and closed with a 1-under 71 to win golf's richest tournament.

Along the way, he put a stamp on his No. 1 ranking.

Day won for the seventh time in the last 10 months, titles that include a major, a World Golf Championship and a pair of FedEx Cup playoff events. He became the first wire-to-wire winner in 16 years at Sawgrass.

He won by four shots over Kevin Chappell.