Jason Day’s magnificent winning streak has continued, with the Aussie favourite winning The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club this morning and his fourth win on the PGA TOUR this season.
Day fired a bogey free final round of 8-under 62 to take out the first of the four FedEx Cup playoff events by six shots over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.
After starting the day tied for the lead with South Korea’s Sangmoon Bae, Day set the pace early with two birdies in the first four holes, which moved the Queenslander to two shots clear of Bae who had succumbed to two early bogeys.
Day entered the back nine with back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th which briefly moved him to four shots clear of Stenson.
Stenson quickly mounted a challenged firing back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th but it was a case of too little too late as Day answered back, ending his round on 19-under.
“To be able to play the way I did over the weekend was fantastic, today was just phenomenal golf,” said Day after his round.
Day now replaces Jordan Spieth at number one in the FedExCup standings and joins an illustrious list of players to record four or more wins in a season, including Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.
“Together with the Australian golf community, I congratulate Jason on another hard-earned victory,” said Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.
“It’s always wonderful to see our Australian Professionals performing so well on the world stage and to see Jason’s highly successful season on the PGA TOUR continue is just fantastic.”
(Photo: Dustin Satloff)