Jason Day is reminding the golf world that there are other strong, young golfers out there besides Jordan Spieth. Well at least he is let us know that he is out there with his dominating, 6-stroke win at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club.
Since just missing out of the playoff at The Open at St. Andrews, Day has been on an absolute tear. Winning 3 of the last 4 events that he entered, including the PGA Championship, his first major victory.
“I felt like it was my time,” Day said. “Like mentally I felt like, you paid your dues, now it’s time to go out and win tournaments.”(AP)
It certainly seems like it is his time. Prior to this season, the young Aussie, has only had two PGA Tour victories in 151 starts. He four wins in 2015 in 17 events. It most definitely is his time.
“I’m not going to say in the future it’s going to be like this all the time, because it’s very difficult to win,” Day said.(PGATour.com)
Threes are wild right now for Jason. His 3rd win moves him to No.3 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The is behind two other 20-somethings Rory McIlroy (No.1) and Jordan Spieth (No.2). Oh and there is a scenario where Day is No.1 after the Deutsche Bank this coming week.
“It always is a goal of mine,” Day said. “I can only control what I can control. I can’t control them. Seeing Jordan and Rory are going to play next week, they’ll most likely play well.”
Day went on to say “That means I’ll have to play well, as well, just keep this momentum going.” (AP)
For those sports fan and golf fans out there looking for a reason to watch the FedEx Cup Playoff with the beginning of the college football and NFL Seasons about to kick off, this could be the ticket. How about watching three young guns trading birdies for the right to be called the No.1 golfer in the world?
A six-stroke victory is a serious declaration of Jason Day’s intent over the next few weeks. He is gunning, not only for the FedEx Cup title and $10M, but the No.1 OWGR as well. This is going to be fun.
Next up is the TPC Boston for The Deutsche Bank Championship. The field is down to the Top 100 players as we move closer to the Tour Championship at East Lake. Rory is back in action this week. Things are starting to get serious.
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