Jason Day on Sunday fired a final-round 8-under 62 to cruise to a six-shot victory at The Barclays and take the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Here’s how Day ran away at Plainfield Country Club:
Leaderboard: Day (-19), Henrik Stenson (-13), Bubba Watson (-11), Zac Blair (-10), Zach Johnson (-10)
What it means: This is Day’s sixth PGA Tour victory and fourth this year, following wins at the Farmers Insurance Open, RBC Canadian Open and PGA Championship. Sunday marks his third win in his last four events. He joins Jordan Spieth as the only players to win four times this season and Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods as the only players to win four or more times in a season after 2009. Since missing the cut at the Memorial, Day’s last six finishes look like this: T-9, T-4, 1, T-12, 1, 1. He has broken par in each of his last 20 rounds and is a combined 73 under during that stretch. Per Golf Channel research, with a win next week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Day can potentially jump both Spieth and McIlroy to take over as No. 1 in the world.
Round of the day: Day matched the round of the tournament, first posted on Saturday by rookie Carlos Ortiz, making eight birdies without a single dropped shot. He needed just 125 strokes over the weekend at Plainfield, going 63-62.
Best of the rest: Stenson picked up his second runner-up finish of the year, following a solo second at Bay Hill in March. Stenson made six birdies against two bogeys to shoot a final-round 66. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion will move to fourth in this year's points race, behind Day, Spieth, and Watson.
Biggest disappointment: Sangmoon Bae, who started the round tied for the lead and in the final pairing with Day, finished 10 shots worse than his playing partner in the final round. At one point 4 over on Sunday, Bae posted finished with a 2-over 72.
Shot of the day: Two of them, both from Brian Harman, who became the third player in Tour history to record two aces in the same round. Watch his second hole-in-one of the day, from 228 yards at the par-3 14th below. Read more on Harman’s history-making day right here.
Quote of the day: “It's going to hurt. It's going to hurt real bad.” – Harman, on his upcoming bar tab following two holes-in-one.