Jason Day: "Pressure got to me"

Jason Day watches his ball after taking his second shot on the first hole on November 29, 2012
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Jason Day says that "pressure" caused him to falter as he was trying to close out victory at the Masters.

Jason Day has admitted that the pressure got to him as he sought to close out victory at the Masters.

The 25-year-old looked to have secured the green jacket with a birdie at the 15th, which took him to nine-under par with four holes left to play.

However, a bogey at 16 and Adam Scott's birdie at 15 saw him drop back into a share, before another dropped shot at 17 took him out of contention.

Despite disappointment, Day said that he has taken a lot of experience from his week at Augusta and that he will be back to challenge next year.

"It's really tough," Day told reporters. "The pressure got to me a little bit.

"It's a little disappointing, but there's a lot of experience that I can take into the next year, and hopefully I can wear one of those green jackets soon.

"I love this Tournament regardless of where I finish, it's an honor to come and play against the best players in the world."

Scott went on to defeat Angel Cabrera in a playoff to win the title.

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