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Summary

  1. Australia's Jason Day wins his first major at Whistling Straits
  2. Final standings: -20 J Day; -17 J Spieth, -15 B Grace; -14 J Rose
  3. Day's total of 20 under par is the lowest ever at a major
  4. Second-placed Jordan Spieth becomes new world number one
  5. Rory McIlroy finishes 17th on -9 after a closing round of 69
  6. Get involved: Who will win the US PGA? Tweet #bbcgolf

Live Reporting

By Ben Dirs

All times stated are UK

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Righto, I think that might be time to say goodnight. Well done Jason Day, no longer the best player never to win a major championship. And nobody handed it to him, he went out and won it.

'I've got to soak it in'

Jason Day speaks to Sky Sports: "You guys saw on the 18th hole, even before I finished I had tears coming out of my eyes. I don't need to think about anything else now, it's such a special moment. I've just got to soak it in.

"I drove the ball so good and hit a lot of greens. I was patient in myself and disciplined. Everything mixed together it worked out perfectly."

So, that's the 2015 major championships done and dusted and we got three quality winners. It's exciting times for golf, we have a new world number one in Jordan Spieth, who is only 22; an old number one in Rory McIlroy, who is only 26; a new major winner in Jason Day, who is only 27. Chuck in lots more coming men, and golf is looking fresher than for a long time.

The champion speaks...

Jasdon Day
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Jason Day addresses spectators in his first interview at the side of the 18th green: "It's been a long journey. I didn't expect to ever grow up and be on the PGA Tour, it's an amazing feeling.

"I didn't expect I was going to cry. A lot of emotion has come out just because I've been close so many times and fallen short. To be able to play the way I did today in tough conditions with Jordan in the group. He was the favourite, to be able to play the way I did was amazing.

"Overall I'm just really pleased with how I played, I couldn't ask for anything better."

Brian Gaffney gets a glass bowl for being the lowest club pro, he finished on +5 after a 71 and was the first club pro to make the cut since 2011. And now Jason has the handsome Wanamaker Trophy in his mitts. Up it goes, the Queenslander deserves it, he's grafted like a dog to land a big one and after so many near misses, his dream has finally come true.

'Can't have better'

1/2 Amazing display of golf @PGAChampionship. Much deserved major for @JDayGolf and congrats on our new #1 @JordanSpieth. Can't have better

2/2 players on top of our beautiful game of golf @JordanSpieth @McIlroyRory and @JDayGolf. Well done guys!!

I should add that Jordan Spieth, having won the Masters and the US Open this year, finished joint fourth at the Open and second today, is the new world number one, displacing Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy. A lot of people seem to have found it difficult to comprehend that the Age of Tiger is over, but with Woods having missed a third successive major cut and not won one since 2008, I think we can now say with some conviction that we are in the post-Tiger era. And it looks quite exciting...

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

"When you think back to the US Open, with the attack of vertigo and we really feared for Jason Day's health, it's an extraordinary story."

Day -20 (67), Spieth -17 (68), Grace -15 (69), Rose -14 (70)

So, Jason Day is the first Aussie since Steve Elkington in 1995 to win the USPGA and only the fifth Aussie in all. He is also the 11th Aussie winner of a major. His -20 total also breaks the record for the lowest under-par total in a major, beating Tiger Woods's -19 at the 2000 Open.

Jay Townsend

Former American professional golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

"It was a wonderful effort. he was pretty much in control all day. He never really looked like he was wobbling. The only time was the second shot on nine and the he went on to save par, that was a huge turnaround, a big turning point in the day."

JASON DAY WINS THE US PGA

Jason Day
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Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

"There is not a dry eye in the house as Jason Day becomes a major champion. His son runs onto the green. It's dad and son as they celebrate a major victory which has been a long time coming."

DAY WINS THE US PGA

And Day pops it in - finally he's bagged one of the big ones, after nine top-10 finishes. Tremendous stuff, and not before time.

It's some setting for a maiden major, the sun beginning to lower over Lake Michigan and the galleries full to the brim. Day's wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, await him behind the green. As is usually the case when an old man does something he thinks is very special, his little boy is far more interested in a disc his mum is waving in front of his face. He'll understand one day, he won't be able to miss the Wanamaker Trophy stuck on top of the TV. Day cosies the ball up towards the hole before breaking into tears, breaking your duck can be a little bit overwhelming.

'Great dude'

Game over, very happy for Jason. Great dude and well deserved. Hats off to Jordan, incredible season. Calling it early.

Spieth with a fine approach at 18, from about 200 yards. Day now, from 184 yards, and it's safely on. Day pretty much home and hosed...

Grace -15 (18)

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

"Well done Branden Grace, $680,000 will land in his bank account."

Listen to the final strokes of this championship on BBC Radio 5 live by clicking the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

Grace -15 (69), Rose -14 (70)

Branden Grace
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Rose's par effort is majestic, but it had too much work to do. It's a bogey at the last for the Englishman, a round of 70 and -14 overall. Grace pips him for third with a par, the South African finishes one ahead of -15.

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@JDayGolf Enjoy this walk dude, because you've fully earned it! From #MajorContender to #MajorChampion! #bbcgolf #PGAChamp #PGA

Day -20 (17)

PGA Tour writer Brian Wacker surveys the scene at Whistling Straits...

Day's wife Ellie and son Dash now at 18 green, too. Coronation awaits.

Rose with his third at 18 and he's left it well short, coming out of some rubbish. Will do well to make par from there. Here are Day and Spieth marching down the 18th, as up ahead Grace putts for birdie... that's not great, he's got a knee-knocker for par...

Grace into the heart of the green at the last, he's vying with playing partner Rose for outright third. Spieth finds the collar of the fairway with his drive at 18, Day gets chocs away with his driver after what seems like an age... hammers it, just one more good swing and he's home and dry...

Day -20 (17), Spieth -17 (17)

Spieth from a little closer than Day but he doesn't get the pace right, he's got a nervy one for par. Spieth is a very likeable chap, some of his little exclamations have a comic book innocence about them, so the fans are pleased to see that par putt finally get gobbled up after circling the drain. Day makes par, stays three clear.

Day with a huge birdie putt at 17... the thumbs up from Spieth tells you everything you need to know, it's a corker, he'll tap in for par to stay -20...

Day -20 (16), Spieth -17 (16)

Day gives a little puff and a growl before addressing his ball at 17 and finding the guts of the green. At this stage, that's all he needs to do. Spieth also on, he pretty much has to stick his long-range birdie putt in before making another birdie at 18, and even then he probably won't win it...

Grace -15 (17), Rose -15 (17)

Birdie for Grace on 17, he joins playing partner Rose on -15 and a tie for third. Dustin in with a 69 that included a quadruple eight and two eagles. Never let it be said that Johnson serves up the predictable.

Day -20 (16)

Jay Townsend

Former American professional golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

"There's around about 800 yards of golf to play but looking ahead I think it'll be a really emotional 18th green when Jason Day gets that major win."

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Day -20 (16), Spieth -17 (16)

Day knows he's got it now, it's all in the eyes and the little smirk on his lips. In goes the birdie, back he goes to -20. Spieth follows him in, stays three behind with two to play...

What a shot!

Jordan Spieth
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Spieth spends plenty of time examining his bunker shot at 16, breaking off to tell his caddie: "This is a hard shot..." Eventually he hits it and sticks it to within three feet. When the fat lady's singing, wherever that may be, Spieth will still be swinging. Day putting for eagle, however, and he misses by a couple of inches...

Day -20 (16)

Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent on Radio 5 live

"This eagle putt for Jason Day, this is a big moment, were this to go on I think his fat lady would be singing merrily."

You can listen to Iain Carter and Jay Townsend by clicking on the live coverage tab at the top of this screen.

Lahiri -13 (18)

Jay Townsend

Former American professional golfer on BBC Radio 5 live

"A fantastic week for Anirban Lahiri who has won twice on the European Tour this year. A fantastic talent and his game is just growing all the time."

Lahiri -13 (68)

Branden Grace with a crackerjack tee shot at 17, having missed a three-footer for birdie at 16. Lahiri is in with a 68 after a bogey at the last and has a share of the clubhouse lead. Currently tied for fifth, that makes it the best finish by an Indian in a major, beating Jeev Milkha Singh's tied ninth at the 2008 USPGA.

Koepka clubhouse leader on -13

It's a final-round 66 for Koepka and he leads in the clubhouse on -13. Spieth with an iffy second at 16, he's tugged it into the bunker. Advantage Day, as if he didn't have it already, and that advantage grows after a sweet approach, he's got a makeable putt for eagle to close the deal...

Aussies at the USPGA

Day -19 (16)

Wayne Grady
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Day would be the 11th Australian major winner, and a Day victory would be Australia's 17th major in all. Four Aussies have won the USPGA - Jim Ferrier won at Plum Hollow in 1947, David Graham at Oakland Hills in 1979, Wayne Grady at Shoal Creek in 1990 and Steve Elkington at the Riviera Country Club in 1995.

New world leader?

Spieth -16 (15)

World No. 1 watch: If Jordan Spieth stays where he is right now - he's in solo second by two - he'll pass Rory McIlroy.

Rose -15 (16)

Rose for birdie at 16 and he pours it in to get to -15, four off the lead. Spieth has birdied the 15th all three days and he might do so again after an unerring drive. Day has given his drive a serious ragging, that's pitched 300 yards down there...

Day -19 (15), Spieth -16 (15)

Jordan Spieth
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Spieth doesn't really get close with his long-range birdie attempt at 15, Day in for bogey after his birdie attempt skips over the cellophane bridge. Spieth makes it 58 holes without a three-putt to trim the lead to three shots...

Why Dustin, why?! Like Sisyphus rolling the boulder up a hill, he worked his way back up the leaderboard after an eight at the first but has just let the boulder slip, very nearly sticking his tee shot in the drink off tee at 17... he's on in two, but has got about 40 feet for par...