How has Jason Day managed to win four of his last six tournaments, including the PGA Championship, and become No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking?
Well, he’s done it by smashing driver long and straight, as well making the kind of mid-to-long range putts that drive the competition into despair. In other words, he’s taken Rory McIlroy’s length and had Jordan Spieth’s touch.
So, when he was asked Wednesday at the Tour Championship to describe his run, his answer made a lot of sense.
“It’s like Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlory had a baby – and I was it,” Day said to laughter at East Lake.
The good news for Day is that he got Rory McIlroy’s thick hair.
It’s hard to argue with the assessment, especially in the wake of how he manhandled Whistling Straits, Plainfield Country Club and Conway Farms, making clutch putt after clutch putt in his last three wins.
Now the question is if Day could be PGA Tour Player of the Year if he manages to win the Tour Championship and, as a result, the FedEx Cup. That would give him six wins with a major compared to Jordan Spieth’s four wins with two majors. While Day said he would vote for himself for the peer-voted award, he acknowledged that Spieth was more deserving of the award.