Alex Noren and Jason Day shake hands with their respective caddies

Play was suspended due to darkness after five play-off holes on Sunday

Jason Day says a return to the top of the world rankings is his goal after a first PGA Tour win in almost two years.

The 30-year-old Australian won the Farmers Insurance Open by beating Sweden’s Alex Noren on the sixth hole of their play-off at Torrey Pines.

“My goal was always to get back to world number one and this is a good start in the right direction,” he said.

Ryan Palmer had been eliminated before the play-off was suspended on Sunday after five holes because of darkness.

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The American – who finished alongside Day and Swede Noren on 10 under – departed with a par at the first play-off hole.

When play resumed on Monday, a birdie on the sixth extra hole gave Day his 11th PGA Tour title – and first since winning the Players Championship in May 2016.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Day.

“I had some stuff off course that was a little distracting – with my mother having cancer – so I worked hard in the off-season to get back into this position.”

News Reporter

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