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2015 U.S. PGA Championship: Jason Day wins first major

Updated 1334 GMT (2134 HKT) August 17, 2015
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Jason Day with his pregnant wife Ellie and son Dash after winning the 2015 PGA Championship. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The Australian poses with the Wanamaker trophy after claiming his first major title with a record score of 20 under par. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The tearful 27-year-old was congratulated by his longtime caddy and mentor Colin Swatton on the 18th green. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Day won by three shots from American Jordan Spieth, who became the new world No. 1 despite failing to win his third major title this year. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
South Africa's Branden Grace celebrates with his caddy Zac Rasego after finishing third on 15 under -- his best result in a major, having tied for fourth at this year's U.S. Open. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, here reacting after a shot on the 15th hole, was fourth on 14 under. Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Day reacts after sinking a put on day three of the 2015 PGA Championship. The Australian is two shots clear going into the final day. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Following close behind is Jordan Spieth who carded an impressive six birdies and three pars on the back nine Saturday. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Early afternoon leader Matt Jones faded as the day progressed to finish at 10-under-par. Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
A red-hot Martin Kaymer surged up the leaderboard to finish Saturday at 11-under-par. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Reigning PGA champion and world No.1 Rory McIlroy shot a third round of 71 to end Saturday tied for 17th position. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The silhouette of the ever popular Phil Mickelson who pleased the crowd with a strong round of 65 Saturday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Matt Jones had taken the outright lead as the second round of the PGA Championships resumed Saturday morning after play was suspended Friday due to bad weather. David Cannon/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Jason Day was joint leader alongside Jones overnight but now lies in second position, two shots behind his fellow countryman. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
There was no miracle turnaround for Tiger Woods who missed the cut by two shots upon conclusion of his second round Saturday. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
On day two, John Daly carded 10 at the par-three seventh hole after hitting the water three times. He threw his club into the lake too. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Tiger Woods is battling to make the halfway cut, and has five holes to play when the second round is resumed Saturday morning. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was among those to have completed his second round before the bad weather hit on Friday. The defending champion carded a second successive 71 to earn a place in the weekend rounds. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
McIlroy's playing partner Jordan Spieth was four shots better off after a 67 left the American tied for seventh as he bids to win his third major this year. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Japan's Hiroshi Iwata equaled the best score in a major, becoming the 27th man to shoot 63 as he moved up 108 places to 15th equal. Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Sweden's David Lingmerth took hold of the lead early on day two after hitting a birdie at hole three and was the clubhouse leader on seven under after carding 70. Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Phil Mickelson, the 2005 winner, faces a nervous wait after his 73 left him just inside the projected halfway cut. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the 10th tee on Friday at Whistling Straits. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Bae Sang-Moon of South Korea waits with his caddy on the second green on Friday. Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Rich Beem of the United States watches a putt on the third green. Andrew Redington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Dustin Johnson took an early lead on day one at the U.S. PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits course in Wisconsin, and by the end of the first round he held a one-stroke advantage. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
A frustrated Tiger Woods was caught by TV microphones dropping the F-bomb as he ended the opening day three over par. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
A surprise early challenger was David Lingmerth of Sweden who climbed to outright second. Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Denmark's Thomas Bjorn started the day strongly and was joint leader with Johnson for a stage before fading. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
There were concerns over world No. 1 Rory McIlroy's fitness before the tournament but the Northern Irishman was nimble enough to play out of the water on the fifth hole. He finished on one-under 71. Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
McIlroy's playing partner Jordan Spieth is searching for his third major in 2015 but started slowly at Whistling Straits, carding an opening 71. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America/Getty Images