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Day, Johnson command spotlight at PGA Championship Tour

PGA golfer Jason Day tees off on the 16th hole during the Sunday round of the?2016 PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol GC - Lower Course. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION New Jersey, United States Aug 25, 2016, 05.31 AM (IST)
World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday with hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honours.

The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four FedExCup events with a playoff bonus of $10 million to the overall champion.

Post the season, the PGA Tour will vote for their Player of the Year where Day and Johnson will compete.

"A couple more wins should do it ... even with what Dustin has done," Day told reporters on Wednesday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

"If I can get off to a nice start here, that should give me the confidence going forward. He (Johnson) is playing tremendous golf. If I get it (Player of the Year), great. If not, no worries. I have plenty of years to try to get it again.

With how Jordan played in the majors, obviously he deserved it. If Dustin beats me this year, then he deserves it. The biggest thing for me is to focus on what I need to do and try and win," he said.

The top 125 players in FedExCup points qualified for The Barclays, and the leading 100 after this week advance to Boston for the September 2-5 Deutsche Bank Championship before the best 70 progress to the BMW Championship in Carmel, Indiana.

Thirty players will qualify for the concluding Tour Championship from September 22-25 at East Lake in Atlanta.

(WION with inputs from agenices)
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