Jason Day to rival Spieth for award

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• Jason Day thinks he's right in the mix for Player of the Year
• Won for the fourth time in six starts at the BMW Championship
• Believes FedEx Cup win would 'definitely move some heads'


Jason Day believes he can rival Jordan Spieth for the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year accolade – but only if he wins the Tour Championship in East Lake next week.

The Australian reached world No.1 for the first time after his fourth win in six starts at the BMW Championship, coasting to success by six shots from second-placed Daniel Berger after reaching a record 18-under-par after two rounds.

And with five PGA Tour wins now to his name this season – the only other players to win five times or more in a season are Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh – the 27-year-old thinks a win at the season-ending Tour Championship, which would clinch the FedEx Cup, would make him a serious contender for the Player of the Year award.
"We can't deny what Jordan has done in the major championships this year" - Jason Day

“I think it might change some people's minds about it if I go ahead and win next week and win the FedExCup,” said Jason Day. “That'll definitely move some heads. But we can't deny what Jordan has done in the major championships this year. For a 22-year-old kid to accomplish what he's done, to even have an opportunity at winning the Grand Slam in the calendar year, that has been an amazing ride for him.

“With my fifth win, he's had four wins but he's had a lot of top 10s. I still think it's him. But I'm hoping that I can go and win next week and get people talking about it a lot more.”


BMW Championship - Final Round

Starting at the US Open, from Jason Day’s 32 most recent tournament rounds, only six have been in the 70s, with a 61 in the first round of the BMW Championship being closely followed by a 62 and a couple of 63s. And in such sensational form, Day, who won his first major at the US PGA Championship last month, now has his long-term sights set on the Grand Slam.
"To get the career Grand Slam would be fantastic" - Jason Day

“I'd love to win all the majors, to get the career Grand Slam would be fantastic,” Day said. “To win as many tournaments as I can. I'm just here for this one purpose, and that's to try and get better each and every day and try and win as much as I can, while I can. It's not going to last forever, so I may as well do it quickly.

“Just be nice about it, too. Everyone that has any sort of involvement in these tournaments that I win, I mean, they don't go unheard. We do appreciate what has happened to run events like this. But you know, I haven't really quite thought about what -- those are the goals that I've always wanted, and I've ticked them off now.”

Jason Day :: Player of the Year?

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