By Jay Betsill
In addition to passing Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy to take over the top spot in the world rankings, Jason Day’s victory Sunday at the BMW Championship gave him five wins this year, including four in his past six starts.
Day’s 2-under, final-round 69 and 22-under total at Conway Farms was good for a six-shot victory over rookie Daniel Berger and he is now an amazing 101-under par since missing out on the British Open playoff by one stroke.
”I think it might change some people’s minds about (player of the year) if I go ahead and win next week,” Day said. ”But we can’t deny what Jordan has done in the in the major championship this year. For a 22-year-old kid to accomplish what he’s done … that has been an amazing ride…I still think it’s him.’
The PGA Tour heads into its playoff finale, with the top 30 advancing to the TOUR Championship by Coca Cola at East Lake Golf Club.
— Tiger Woods announced on Friday that he had undergone a second back surgery and is eyeing a return in 2016. Read about it here
— The U.S. rose above the controversy to win the Solheim Cup. Read about it here
— Rikard Karlberg of Sweden beat Martin Kaymer in a playoff to win the Italian Open on Sunday for his first European Tour victory. Read about it here
— BMW has signed on as an official sponsor of Team USA at the Rio Olympics. Read about it here