You Oughta Know: Payday for Day or Bae?


Jason Day and Sangmoon Bae share a one-shot lead going into the final round of The Barclays, the first event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Here's what You Oughta Know about how things stand at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J.

• This is Day's fifth 54-hole lead this season, most on the PGA Tour, and fourth in his last six tournaments. Of his previous three leads or co-leads, he cashed in only once, but it was for his first major title, the PGA Championship.

• For Bae, this is only his second 54-hole lead of his PGA Tour career. He cashed the other one in, winning the 2014 Open.

• A Day win would be his fourth this season, which would tie him with Jordan Spieth for most on Tour.

• Watch Day's performance on the front nine on Sunday. Of his 11-under total, he's 7 under on the front nine.

• Conversely, Bae was strong on the back nine on Saturday, with birdies on four of his last five holes.

• Bae's 63 on Saturday tied the lowest round of his PGA Tour career.

Bubba Watson trails the leaders by one shot, but he could easily be in the lead himself, having missed four putts inside 12 feet in the third round.

• Watson is seeking his ninth PGA Tour win, all since the beginning of 2010. Only Rory McIlroy, with 11, has more wins in that span.

• Watson is also seeking his third win of the season, something he has never accomplished.

Zach Johnson is one of three players who are two shots off the lead. He finished his third round with a bogey at the 18th hole, his first bogey in 45 holes.

Henrik Stenson, tied with Johnson, is seeking his first PGA Tour win since 2013, when he won the Tour Championship (and the FedEx Cup).

Ryan Palmer, the other player at 9 under, has taken an unusual route to his position. Tour players usually feast on par 5s, but Palmer is 1 over for the week on those holes. Fortunately for him, he's 8 under on par 4s.

• Strictly from a story standpoint, Bae and Palmer are the most intriguing contenders. Bae is facing mandatory military service in his native South Korea, and Palmer is playing just a week after his father was killed in an auto accident.

• Only the top 100 players in the FedEx Cup standings will advance to the next playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship.

*Information compiled by the Golf Channel Editorial Research Unit