“I’ve seen it change week-to-week out here”, said 22-year-old Spieth.
With a tricky round put to one side, Day now turns his attention to the final day. Jason Day, regardless of what he does this weekend, will not be the third.
If he wins in Atlanta, Day will surely have a chance to join Greg Norman’s 1995 effort as the only Australians to be recognised by their peers as the best in the game over the course of a season.
For Kisner, who was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, it’s the culmination of a dream season on the PGA Tour. Spieth may also finish as low as a tie for sixth and still win the Cup. He’ll be back as world No.1.
Day sat on the penultimate hole of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in 2011 tied for the lead and in the $10million hot seat. He’ll make the vote easy.
Four-time major victor McIlroy will land the huge £6.56m sum if victory in Atlanta is enough to earn him the play-offs title but the former world number one said even that would not “excite me”.
That is a tremendous season, and under most circumstances, it’s deserving of Player of the Year honors.
“But once again, we can’t deny what Jordan has done in the major championships this year”. Well, he needs the win to clinch Player of the Year, and if he doesn’t, there’s always the pizza and beer that could sway a voter or two away from the resurgent Day. But was it as great as Spieth’s? Stenson said his goal was to become the first person to in the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai, and he did. No, but the larger question is would Day trade his year for Spieth’s?
Instead, the 26-year-old is focusing exclusively on winning the tournament and getting somewhere back towards his best after highlighting a “disappointing” season which, despite winning three times, has been overshadowed by the exceptional performances of both Jordan Spieth and Jason Day in 2015.
“No way”, he said.
The September 24-27 Tour Championship brings together the top 30 players on the FedExCup points list, but besides the almost $1.5 million first prize on offer in this fourth and last event of the playoffs, there is much more at stake. They have won five of the last six majors.
McIlroy was an 18-year-old rookie in 2007 playing his second tournament as a pro when he finished third at the Dunhill Links Championship.
It’s more than that, however.
Jason Day begins the Tour Championship on an incredible run. But there’s more to it this year, and that’s their overall performance in majors.
“But I am now the number one player in the world”.