Jason Day Wins the BMW Championship Earns OWGR No.1 Spot

Jason Day wins again!  This time not only did he win the BMW Championship, but he passed Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy for the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings.  A spot that just a few short weeks ago we felt would be Spieth’s for a long long time.

Leaving a birdie putt a foot short on the 72nd hole at St. Andrews back in July might have been the best thing for Jason Day.  Yes it left him out of the playoff won by Zach Johnson, but it did seem to kick start the rest of his season, sending him on a run that few have done before and catapulting himself to the No.1 ranking in the world.

Day took Conway Farms by storm this week.  He charged out with a (-10) 61 in round one, that included an eagle chip for 59 on Friday morning.  He followed that with a 63 in round two for a 36-hole total of (-18).  Oh, by the way, no one in the field reach (-18) all week!

Since Day had this thing in his back pocket since late Friday afternoon, we can turn our attention to the back end of the field to see who made the Top 30 and get to play in the Tour Championship at East Lake this week.

Four players came into Conway Farms inside the Top 30 that are not moving on the East Lake.   Daniel Summerhays started 26th dropped to first man out status at No.31.  Russell Knox (29th to 34th), Ben Martin (25th to 35th) and Jason Bohn (28th to 40th).  It is tough to come so close and not be able to finish the deal.

The four players that played their way into East Lake were Scott Piercy (44th to 20th), Kevin Na (34 to 27), Harris English, who has finished 31st and 32nd the last two seasons, (32nd to 30th) and Daniel Berger who made a huge move up the board from 46th place to 9th.  Berger played so well that many folks are talking about him as a long shot to win at East Lake.

Naturally all eyes on the golf world will be looking at Jason Day when he gets to Atlanta.  The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake will could be the crowning jewel on his season.  The way he is playing right now it is most certainly his championship to lose.

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Author: Brian Stefan

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