Day is looking 'Tiger-esque' - Scott


Former world number one Adam Scott said in-form countryman Jason Day has an "unbeatable look about him", likening it to 14-time major champion Tiger Woods.

Day completed his dominant performance at The Players Championship with a wire-to-wire victory on Sunday - the first player to lead from start to finish in Ponte Vedra Beach since 2000.

The Australian world number one, who equalled the course record in the opening round via a 63, carded a final-round 71 for his 10th PGA Tour victory and seventh from 17 starts.

Since rising to the top of the world golf rankings, Day - who has three titles to his name in 2016 - has been compared to Woods and the manner of his triumph at TPC Sawgrass further ignited the comparisons to the 40-year-old American, who continues to battle ongoing back issues.

"That kind of run, it's Tiger-esque," Scott said. "It's that thing I always try to explain how good you feel after one win, and I try to imagine how good Tiger felt just playing about five years into his pro career having won like 50 events.

"Imagine how you'd feel confidence-wise, and Jason must be kind of feeling something like that at the moment, and that's incredibly nice way to walk out on the golf course, and you can see it with Jason.

"I played with him one day this week in practice. You can see there's that calmness inside him, calm confidence, and the way he's walking around, he's got that kind of unbeatable look about him."

Day was told about Scott's comments after hoisting the trophy aloft in Florida and the 28-year-old said: "It's great to be in the same sentence as Tiger. It's only half the year, so I've got plenty of opportunities to try and win some more.

"I've never been more motivated to be number one in the world. I've never been more motivated to try to extend that lead from one to two. All the hard work that I've put into my game right now has paid off, but I've got to keep working hard to win as much as I can.

"But it's very pleasing and satisfying to hear players -- the calibre of player like Adam Scott saying that about my game."

As Woods remains sidelined, Day then joked: "[I have to keep pushing] because Tiger says he's going to kick my butt when he comes back. I'm going to try and extend that gap, so if he does come back and he's turned into Tiger Woods again, I've got to kind of watch my behind."