The field is set for the TOUR Championship next week, and it's no surprise Jason Day has moved to the top position in the FedEx Cup Standings.
Day has continued his sensational summer run by winning the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois.
The PGA champion took the drama out of this year's event when he shot 61 and 63 in the first two rounds of the penultimate event in the FedEx Cup playoffs and then cruised home with back-to-back rounds of 69.
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Day has simply been on fire in his last six PGA tour events. He has four victories in the six tournaments, and those titles came in the Canadian Open, the PGA Championship, The Barclays as well as the BMW Championship. Golfweek Magazine highlighted Day's exceptional winning streak:
Day has 6,680 FedEx Cup points, and that has allowed him to bypass Jordan Spieth, who had been sitting atop the rankings. Spieth is now in second place, with 4,392 points, while Rickie Fowler is in third place.
The victory also allowed Day to take over the No. 1 spot in the world rankings. He joins Adam Scott and Greg Norman as the only Australians to hold the top position in the world rankings.
Day won the BMW Championship by six strokes over Daniel Berger and seven strokes over third-place finisher Scott Piercy. Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and J.B. Holmes finished tied for fourth. Golf Digest noted Day's move up the rankings following his latest win:
Jason Day has won the BMW Championship and he is your new No. 1 golfer in the world. A DOMINATING performance! pic.twitter.com/vjeypGoxZb— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) September 20, 2015
Day has been sprinting hard throughout the last two-plus months, and he can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
"Well, I've only got two more events for the year, next week and the Presidents Cup," Day said after winning the BMW Championship (h/t PGATour.com). "I'm going to try and get some rest. ... Once this week is done (prior to the TOUR Championship in Atlanta), I'm going to celebrate. Once this week is done, it's done."
Day said the pressure of chasing the No. 1 ranking is what has caused him to grow fatigued.
"I felt a lot of pressure over the last two days, especially today. Just knowing I had a six shot lead," Day said in an NBC interview after the event (h/t Kyle Porter of CBS Sports). "Things could happen. Some guys could shoot a low score and...all of a sudden I'm not winning and I'm not No. 1. Stepping up and playing the way I did today was great."
The FedEx Champion will be crowned at next week's TOUR Championship.
The top 30 players in the FedEx Standings qualify for the event at the East Lake Golf Club.