Aug 30th, 2015
Jason's Day at The Barclays
The Australian Romper Stompered the field...
Words: Daniel Owen
Jason Day won The Barclays in an absolute procession, his 19 under par score was six shots better than second placed Henrik Stenson. The Australian golfer has continued his form from the PGA Championship and was in a different league to the rest of the field as he took his fourth title of the season.
As SangMoon Bae fell away from the overnight lead, Day accelerated past the field at Plainfield Country Club. Like at Whistling Straits, Day was the class of the field, bombing it past everyone off the tee, and holing acres of putts. He just had to look at the hole for it to go in. His 125 shot weekend was incredible, and his final round 62 was two shots better than anyone else managed on the day. Day appears to have found that different gear that only the greats have, and his Major victory at the PGA Championship seems to have given him the belief to go with his undoubted talent.
“I never expected to come out and play the way I did today. It’s been an amazing year for me, all the hard work it’s finally paying off.”
His four win season has put him in with a fighting chance of ending the season as world number one. He may have seemed mouthy all those years ago when he came on to the tour, claiming there would only be him and Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings, but he’s backed up his beleif. And while Tiger may have fallen away he’s been replaced by Rory and Jordan at the top of the tree. Golf’s new big three are going to dominate for the foreseeable.
Henrik Stenson was his nearest competitor at the opening FedExCup event as the three wood crunching Swede shot a final round 66. This puts the Swede into fourth in the rankings and he’s guaranteed to be playing the Tour Championship and have a chance of winning his second FedExCup.
Tony Finau our favourite golfing Samoan had another decent week. The big hitter from Utah nailed his final tee shot to within 12 ft of the flag for a final hole eagle for a tied 16th finish. We like this kid.
Luke Donald managed to make it into the Deutche Bank, he scrambled to a 71, but finishing in 24th was enough to jump up 32 spots in the FedExCup rankings. Camilo Villegas was another notable to make it through, moving up to 99th position, with his T30th finish.
Some of the players to have ended their PGA Tour season's this week finishing out of the top 100 include major winner Padraig Harrington, Stewart Cink, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen, and Vijay Singh. Other notables include Lee Westwood, and Francesco Molinari.