Jason Day becomes the third Australian to make it to the top of the golf world.
Jason Day has won The BMW Championship by a whopping six strokes to secure his second consecutive victory and rise to the top of the world golf rankings.
Day’s victory was near flawless after two majestic opening rounds of 61 and 63 allowed him to open up a big lead going into the weekend.
Arguably though it was his third round which was the most impressive. Day managed to eke out a 2-under par 69 despite not playing the best golf – a sure sign the 27-year-old is world-class. In fact, Day’s ‘poor’ rounds have been that good he has been under par in 32 of his last 34 rounds, including today’s final round 2-under par 69 that saw Day win by six strokes.
Day becomes the third Australian to assume the mantle as the world’s best golfer since its inception in 1986.
Greg Norman was ranked the world’s number one golfer on 10 separate occasions for a grand total of 331 weeks. Adam Scott climbed top spot for just 11 weeks in May 2014 and is currently ranked 13th in the world.
Jason Day has now won four of his last six tournaments including the US PGA Championship and two FedEx Cup Playoff victories. He heads to the final event of the PGA Tour season, The Tour Championship as the favourite and the golfer most likely to secure the $10million prize.