Jason Day has won his third tournament in four starts winning The Barclays by six shots.
Jason Day has overtaken Greg Norman on the list of most PGA Tour events victories in a calendar year after winning The Barclays by six strokes from Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.
Day is just adding exclamation points on top of what has already been a remarkable 2015.
Day won the Farmer’s Insurance Open earlier in the year to become Australia’s highest ranked golfer but the Queenslander was just warming up having now chalked up three victories in his last four starts including a win at the RBC Canadian Open and the unforgettable US PGA Championship victory at Whistling Straits.
Day’s victory means he broke Greg Norman’s previous three tournament victories on the prestigious US PGA Tour but the record for an Aussie is still held by Jim Ferrier who won five times in 1951. Bruce Crampton also won four times on the PGA Tour in 1973.
Day went into the final round of The Barclays – the first FedEx Cup playoff event with a share of the lead with South Korea’s Sangmoon Bae but the Australian soon put a gap between himself an the rest of the field with two birdies in his opening two holes.
The sensational, bogey-free 8-under par final round included eight birdies and was punctuated by some incredible putting. None more incredible that his 33-foot putt for birdie on the 15th hole to put the victory beyond doubt.
Earlier in the week, Day had tweaked his back after bending down to move a box from underneath his motor home that he stays in at each tournament. Though clearly not an issue for Day over the weekend, Day did overcome some soreness during his first round to record a remarkable victory.
The next best of the Australians was Steven Bowditchwho shot a final round 64 to finish in 13th place and get himself into 20th place in the FedEx Cup standings. Matt Jones and John Senden will also progress to the next FedEx Cup playoff tournament, as will Marc Leishman despite not making the cut at The Barclays.
Surprisingly the only Australian to have made the FedEx Cup but won’t be progressing any further is Adam Scott. Scott missed the cut and moved out of the top-100 in the FedEx Cup standings, the cut-off mark for next week’s event.
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