Jason Day has continued his ripping form heading into the Masters, taking out the World Golf Championships Match Play with an emphatic final win over Louis Oosthuizen.
Day, the new world No.1, crushed South African Oosthuizen 5&4 in the final and will now head to Augusta National off the back of two successive victories after claiming the Arnold Palmer Invitational the week prior.
It is an incredible sixth win in the last 13 starts for Day, who now has nine tour wins to his credit.
Australians have now won four of the last five events on the US PGA tour, including two WGC events, after Adam Scott also claimed the Honda Classic and WGC Cadillac Championship in back-to-back weeks.
A sloppy bogey on the opening hole had the Australian one-down early but he drew level on the third hole and then birdied the fourth to take the lead.
He did not relinquish the lead from that point, going two-up when Oosthuizen bogeyed the seventh.
A birdie on the ninth pushed his lead to three-up at the turn.
Birdies at 13 and 14 closed out the match.
Earlier Day disposed of world No.3 Rory McIlroy 1-up in a much-anticipated semi-final.
The 28-year-old dropped in a 13-foot par putt on the last to seal the deal.
“Moments like that I’ll always cherish, being able to beat a former No.1 player in the world who is a tough competitor,” Day said after the semi-final win.
“Being able to get myself through the day and not hitting it that great, but have the short game and be able to get the job done when I need to.
“Those are the moments where I’m the most proud, because earlier this year I spent a lot of hours, a lot of hours, just practising and trying to get my skills better and better.
“It’s certainly paying off right now.”
Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello beat McIlroy 3&2 in the third-place match.