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Jason Day wins World Cup at Royal Melbourne
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)
November 24, 2013, 12:57 am

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 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.

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