Jason Day targets No.1 spot

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  • The PGA Champ won by six strokes
  • It is the Australian's third win in his last four starts
  • 25 players eliminated from FedExCup Playoffs
Jason Day | The Barclays

Jason Day followed up his impressive PGA Championship victory with a commanding six-shot win at The Barclays, the first of four season-ending FedExCup Playoff events.

The Australian carded a bogey-free eight-under-par 62 in his final round to secure his third win in his past four starts.

He finished the tournament on 19-under-par, six shots ahead of Henrik Stenson, and moves on to the Deutsche Bank Championship as one of the favourites to land the FedExCup and the $10million windfall that comes with it.

“It’s been an amazing year for me,” said Day. “Just the work and dedication I’ve put in over the years, it feels like it’s finally paying off. It’s been a whirlwind kind of summer.

“I’m just trying to improve each and every week. My goal is always trying to get to No.1. I have two guys ahead of me right now in Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. But I’m playing really good golf right now. It just goes to show how good they’re playing, and they’re that far in front of me.”

Day played his first two rounds with Jordan Spieth and says he’s excited about the competition ahead between them and Rory McIlroy.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I love being in contention. I love playing against guys that are on fire. I think you’ve got to live for those moments.

“Jordan coming off a week where he didn’t play that good – I played with him the first two rounds – you could tell. Visually he was tired. He’s had a tough run with commitments he’s had off the golf course.

“With Rory missing this week, who knows what happened to his ankle, or if it was something where he really needed to rest it. So those guys are going to come in fresh.

“I think I have the opportunity to get to No.1 if I play some good golf over the next three or four weeks. It’s been a goal of mine, but its going to be tough to catch.

“I’m definitely by far playing the best golf of my life.”

Jason Day wins, 25 eliminated from FedExCup Playoffs

With the size of the field reducing each week throughout the FedEx Cup, here’s a look at who battled their way into the top 100 and who was unfortunate enough to fall out.

The Barclays - Round Three

Moving in

Eight players moved into the top 100 to earn a spot in the field at the Deutsche Bank Championship this week. They are: Zac Blair (from 106th to 45th), Spencer Levin (115th to 80th), Jason Dufner (103rd to 82nd), Carlos Ortiz (112th to 83rd), Mark Wilson (114th to 85th), Luke Donald (119th to 87th), Johnson Wagner (101st to 92nd) and Camilo Villegas (123rd to 99th).

The Barclays - Preview Day 3

Moving out

Players currently sitting 101st to 125th on the FedExCup rankings failed to make it to this week and it’s a list that includes some big names. They are: Padraig Harrington, Greg Owen, John Peterseon, Adam Scott, Adam Hadwin, Charl Schwartzel, John Huh, Francesco Molinari, Nick Taylor, Graham DeLaet, John Curran, Steve Wheatcroft, Andres Gonzales, Chris Stroud, Lee Westwood, Retief Goosen, Chad Collins, Stewart Cink, Ken Duke, Vijay Singh, Tim Clark, Jonas Blixt, Erik Compton, Ryo Ishikawa and Jeff Overton.

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