You Oughta Know: Day's closing streak

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AKRON, Ohio – The focus at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will be on the day’s final pairing, where the world No. 1 will try to close out yet another win. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the final round at Firestone Country Club, where Jason Day and Scott Piercy share the lead:

• Day already has three wins this season, including a victory at the WGC-Dell Match Play. He will look to become the first player to win back-to-back WGC titles since Tiger Woods won at Doral and Firestone in 2013.

• Should Day win, he would join fellow Australian Geoff Ogilvy as the only two players with three career WGC titles. The all-time leader in that category is Woods, who has won 18 WGC events.

• This marks the 13th time that Day has held at least a share of the 54-hole lead in his PGA Tour career. He has converted six of those opportunities into wins, including each of the last five.

• While tough conditions at Firestone have resulted in only nine players being under par through 54 holes, Day and Piercy are the only two players who have broken par in each of the first three rounds.

• Piercy has three prior wins on Tour, most recently the 2015 Barbasol Championship, which was played opposite the Open Championship.

• Piercy earned his best career finish in a major in his most recent start, when he finished T-2 at the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

• This is Piercy’s fifth career instance of holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead. He has won each of the last two times, both at the 2015 Barbasol and the 2011 Barracuda Championship.

David Lingmerth is alone in third place, one shot behind Day and Piercy. His lone win came last year in Ohio, when he defeated Justin Rose in a playoff at the Memorial Tournament.

• Brian Stuard is alone in fourth place, two shots off the lead. He gained entry into this event by earning his first career win in a playoff at the rain-shortened Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

• Reigning U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is tied for fifth, three shots back. He is in position for his 10th top-10 finish of the season, which would break a tie with Patrick Reed for the most on Tour.

Jordan Spieth enters the final round in a tie for 10th at even par. Should Johnson win and Spieth finish fifth or worse, Johnson would overtake Spieth for No. 2 in the world rankings.