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>> that tee shot -- >> and there is that attitude coming through again. it's been a good week indeed, but will that bogey be the one that costs him? we go back to the tee at 18, and jason day is in command, as you said, johnny. >> he is. going with the 3 wood. if he can put the ball on the fairway, he can actually play sort of a safe shot, roger. >> you've got to hit it. they're cheering for him. i don't know. so many guys hit it right on 18 when they're nervous. >> add them to the list. >> and that is only one out of players that hit the greens from over there. one out of 18. >> that might be a break, actually, if it's trampled down where they've been. >> it's possible. >> that lands well right of the gallery row. >> that's one shot you cannot
hold location. that's like saying i've got no chance. >> so here is troy merritt, two double bogeys on his card and a miraculous save for par at the last. >> probably going to make birdie and win it outright. got to hit a good drive, though. short hitter. a little fade out there. >> that would be appropriate, wouldn't it? >> yeah. hit the fairway, troy. >> in the middle. >> a little idaho special right down the middle. >> got all these bombers out here taking charge in arnie's court. troy merritt is slowly picking them apart, but he trails jason day by one. jason day, looked like he really had it, put it on the rough at 18. but on the previous hole, this is what got him to the 17 under number. one moment he's a spectator
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no idea what's happening, just thrilled to see dad, as he continues to wait for his first pga tour win. we go right back out to the right rough and get a report on jason day's lie, roger. >> a little bit of a fluffy lie, but boy, this is the area where the traffic has trampled down the grass, makes this thing much simpler. but going at the hole, johnny, is really out of the question. he is going to have to negotiate and hit it over the water, really, to get it on the green if he can and get it to stop before the back bunkers. i think it's a bit of a fly or lie myself from 195. >> yeah. like i said, as far as hitting the green in regulation from the right rough, 119 on the weekend. but not many guys hit it far enough right to be in the trampled-down area. so you really have been fortunate. and of course, we saw him on number 9, it looked like he was in trouble on number 9 and hit
foot of the hole. it's a similar kind of shot. >> yeah, i mean, that's a pretty good-looking lie. that looks like somebody teed it up. >> this is a very good break to be in this situation over here. but the whole thing is how the ball comes out of the grass. if it comes out landing softly, you know, it's really an outstanding break. but if it comes out shooting, that's a different story. >> i don't think it's the kind of lie that you would come up short and go on the rocks or the water. >> i hit it 276, the tee shot. >> if it goes in that back
>> i agree. see the tongue in the bunker? >> yeah. >> that's the shortest point. okay? just a good, solid swing if it goes through, get a good up and down. >> good advice. visualization big time here. part of every preshot routine, visualize the shot and then execute. >> what a crescendo to the florida swing right here. >> i can't tell if it buried or not. it better not if he wants to win. >> it's okay.
he's a great bunker player. >> we've seen more than a few balls buried. day fortunate there. so here is the other third party merritt, at 16 under. >> absolutely. he's got the shot, that high fade with a fade of hole location, he could just steal this tournament with a perfect shot here and a birdie, with day maybe not getting up and in. >> got 187 left to the hole. >> look, roger. >> oh! >> a heartbreaker. an absolute heartbreaker. just flared it out. you could see that left arm,
just stayed out in front of him. >> and another example, again, of some of the shots that were coming out on the practice tee earlier today. and a costly miss at the worst possible time for troy merritt. and arnie saw it all unfold. and, again, merritt, the very first tournament that he's played in of arnie. never met arnold palmer as we send you down to mark rolfing. >> thank you very much, dan. as we watch this unfold, kevin, ten minutes ago you were out there. what is going through your mind right now? >> you know, i survived. that was kind of the goal of the week for me, not feeling well, was just to get in 72 holes, and i did. and to have i achance to win, that's all i can ask for. i feel like i handled myself really well. i'd love to have the tee shot back on 18, but, you know, hopefully i'll get that chance. we'll see what happens here with jason. >> this attitude adjustment sort of that you've made, all smiles all day, looking at the bright side of things. did that really help carrying
tough round out there? >> yeah. you know, i just -- i don't have any energy to waste. you know, getting upset or getting down, you know, that's wasted energy. so for me, it was trying to find the positive in everything and really enjoy the walk out there and look people in the eyes and get to enjoy the fans and their reactions. >> regardless of the outcome, congratulations. great performance. >> thank you. >> kevin chappell continues the agonizing wait. and merritt is about to hit his fourth. we said it a long time ago, we continue to say it every year, this 18th hole just has a huge par seemingly every year in this tournament. good and bad. >> right here. >> it's from 140 now. so hard to keep your attention
good shot. >> and that's what merritt was trying to do, become the first since robert gomez to win this tournament in his very first try. so up comes jason day. we will get a report on this bunker shot from roger and how difficult it is. but we've seen his boyhood idol so many times through the years pull off birdies to win here at bay hill. and as we talked about earlier, jason day has gotten closer and texted tiger a lot for advice on how to put away tournaments, how to handle yourself as one of the top ranked players in the world, and there's the good lie. it's a long bunker shot, but
from winning this tournament, up and down gets it done at 17 under. >> that definitely was a poor second shot with that good break on the lie. long bunker shot, the average shot from there, roger, 15 feet from the hole? 12 feet from the hole? >> 12, 10 feet, i would think. the good news about this, distance, that's the issue everything wants to feed to where that hole is. you know, you throw it up there on the left side of the green, it wants to get over there toward the hole. and i think the key is just -- you know, i can say, hitting it the right distance, really, to get yourself a makable putt. >> yeah, if he can knock it in there inside six feet, my hat is off for him. there's no doubt about it. there's a lot of pressure here. he has not, as, dan, had his best stuff, especially tee to green the last couple days, not
greens in regulation. >> and that was one of the pieces of advice that tiger gave him. if you don't have your "a" game, figure out another way. but just get it done. and an up and down here will get it done. dge of that bunker i would think, and let it kick right and spin right a little down the hill a little bit. >> made great contact. >> where's my hat? i've got to tip it.
>> and if he can cap this one off for par and the title, it would just be a microcosm of what he's done a lot this week. >> and he knows this is one of the great bunker shots of his career. people are loving it. he could make par here after the birdie at 17, that would be really strong. >> kevin chappell watching it all unfold on the monitor. knowing that jason day from that distance right there could prevent him from breaking through for the first time on the pga tour. while we have a moment, remind you of next week on tour, huge event. another world golf championship. first ever at austin country club in texas for the wgc-dell match play. and then the tour also at the puerto rico open beginning
time on golf channel. so now just two alive for the title. just a short time ago, troy merritt was right there. before the water, second at 18. >> still focused, though. he'll probably wake up in the middle of the night tonight, thinking, what did i do? >> you've really got to dig deep in these situations after you've just had your heart kind of broken. they're still playing for a lot of serious money. >> moves right all the way. >> can you see a sort of classic putt when guys are really nervous. chappell did it.
just sort of quit on it and leave the face open short right. >> or if any kind of adrenaline you had thinking you had a chance to win is just drained by watching the second go in the water. this will not be a day that troy merritt will soon forget. incredible magic all day long to stay in it till the end. and with one swing of the club, he takes himself out of it. >> great week for him, though. >> so jason day is this par putt away from winning for the eighth time in his career. and after the historic season last year, truly proving that his game is in shape even though, again, it hasn't been his "a" game. but with a masters looming, a place that chappell would like to get to with a victory. >> it's a fast little putt, but it's not -- not much breaking it, is it, roger?
maybe right-center or something. >> yeah, or right edge depending. >> -- but what there is will be to the left. >> inside the hole for sure. >> it would be doubly satisfying, getting a win where his boyhood idol won so many times, and winning at arnold's place. and in the end, it is jason day who emerges from the pack and wins the 2016 arnold palmer invitational. wire to wire.
end to cross the finish line and give him his eighth pga tour victory. what another sunday at bay hill. jason day by one over chappell who will continue the wait for his first pga tour title. stenson, three back along with troy merritt. so the fedexcup standings up to the minute. adam scott remaining on top. and the rest of the top ten as we send you down to steve sands. >> dan, thank you. jason, tiger woods won this tournament eight times. he was your boyhood idol. arnold palmer's event. what does it mean to be the champion right here at bay hill? >> it means the world. i mean, i had a text from tiger this morning. i mean, i just ground it out today. it wasn't the best day that i had, but just to be able to get it done when i wasn't quite on. >> congratulations. go enjoy your family. >> thanks, mate. cheers. >> dan? >> the family making another winning appearance with jason day, the champion of arnie's
and if you missed any of today's action, can you get caught up with "golf central." and currently on golf channel, you can watch the pga tour champions. tucson conquistador's classic. and join us next week for the wgc-dell match play. coverage starts wednesday at 2:00 on golf channel, continues saturday at 2:00 on nbc. coming up next except on the west coast, your local news. then tonight on nbc starting at 7:00 eastern time, it's "little big shots" and "the carmichael show" followed by the premiere of "crowded," an all-new "hollywood game night." for our golf channel on nbc crew, dan hicks saying so long from the bay hill club and lodge. jason day wins arnie's tournament. and when you win at the king's place at bay hill, the best is a handshake with the king himself. jason day wins it here in
adrian: first at 6:00, only wesh 2 is there as a 16-year-old suspected of shooting and killing a 15-year-old girl appears in court for the first time, and receives a stern warning from a local judge. adrian: that suspect is charged with murder in the girl' s death. good evening. i' m adrian whitsett. tonight, loved ones are remembering 15-year-old destiny bargman, who was killed yesterday inside a home on sheeler hills drive in apopka. wesh 2' s amanda ober is live where destiny went to school. amanda?
tragically her life came to an end when she was shot to death by another teenager who may face life in prison. the 16-year-old boy charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old destiny bargman stood before a judge at the juvenile justice center sunday. we' re not identifying the teen because he' s a minor. the judge warned the suspect of the severe consequences he may face >> you may be waved over as an adult on that charge,if you get convicted of that charge there is the possibility you' ll face the rest of your life in a state penitentiary,you need to understand that. reporter: the teen was ordered to spend 21 days in secured detention while the state attorney' s office determines the charges. meantime, it' s still unclear what lead up the shooting inside
apopka. according to social media posts, the suspect and victim were boyfriend and girlfriend and may have been engaged in some type of game involving a gun. during sunday' s hearing,the judge noted the charge of second degree murder indicates investigators did not believe the shooting was pre-meditated. meantime a young neighbor of bargman' s said news of her death was unnerving i was really upset,i' m still in shock. i can' t believe it happened. i' m really upset, she was smart she was funny, very intelligent, she was just an all around amazing person. reporter: no woman who identifies herself as destiny' s older sister told wesh 2 news that the gun involved in the shooting along to destiny' s boyfriend who she claims is the suspect. exactly what took place, police have not yet revealed.
adrian: tonight, deputies believe groups of bikers may have been involved in a deadly shooting outside an orange county strip club. it left one person dead and two others injured. detectives spent the day gathering clues outside the diamond club on north semoran boulevard. wesh 2' s matt lupoli is there live. reporter: friends stand in silence in front of the diamond club on semoran boulevard in silence, remembering a friend killed after a brawl erupted in gunfire. in the same parking lot hours earlier, rescuers were called to a much more raucus scene, finding two men wounded and orange county sheriff' s investigators tell us a fight among as many as three different motorcycle groups sparked the shooting. what they were fighting over isn' t known, and it' s not clear who pulled the trigger. the man killed has not yet been identified. the two injured men were rushed to orlando regional medical center, one was in critical and the other was in stable condition.
shooting in the same parking lot in as many months. detectives are still trying to find the killer who took gabriel garcia nazario' s life, as they now continue to investigate the latest slaying. in orange county, matt lupoli, wesh 2 news. adrian: new tonight, a suspect is now facing charges in a deadly hit and run crash. troopers say an anonymous tip led them to 23-year-old edward antonio alvarez. he' s been working as a day laborer at a house in seminole county, where he was arrested. troopers say he hit and killed charles mcmurray, who was riding a bicycle, earlier this month at west colonial at lexington avenue in downtown orlando. investigators say alvarez didn' t have a driver' s license at the time of the crash. president obama is making history in cuba. he arrived in havana a little more than an hour ago, becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit the communist country in more than 85 years. nbc's lester holt is havana for the president'
look for live reports coming up at 6:30 on nbc nightly news here on wesh 2. seaworld says the killer whale profiled in black fish is doing better. last week, the company announced tilikum' s health was failing because of a lung infection, now, seaworld says he' s showing signs of improvement, taking interest in trainers and other whales. a statement posted overnight says in part, we understand that he is very ill and will have good days and bad, but our team is cautiously optimistic about his response to treatment thus far. now we want to take a person
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and that is when our temperature starts heading down. we will take it here. protracted show. we will be back tonight right here on wesh 2 news. have a great evening. on this sunday night, historic visit. president obama in havana symbolically opening anigh era in u.s. relations with cuba as some carry on the fight against a still repressive regime. trail of violence at donald trump's campaign events. we speak to a protester who found himself being punched and kicked. distracted driving may have caused a crash that toppled a school bus carrying a high school basketball team. remarkably everyone survived. and, dear, mr. president,