Before he went to sleep Saturday, Jason Day visualized himself hoisting the Walter Hagen Cup.

He had no idea it would end like this.

Day defeated Victor Dubuisson in 23 holes today, taking home the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The five sudden-death playoff holes were the most in tournament history. Day advanced to the afternoon's title match by defeating Rickie Fowler in the morning semifinals.

Day will take home $1.53 million, the biggest payday of his career. Dubuisson wins $906,000 for finishing second. Fowler, who defeated Ernie Els in the third-place match, will win $630,000; Els will take home $510,000.

This year's event was played under a could of speculation. Accenture is unlikely to return as the tournament's sponsor in 2015, meaning the tournament is likely to move off Dove Mountain.

"Don't change the course. Don't change the format," Day said. "I'll come back every year."

Read more in Monday's Arizona Daily Star.