Jason Day continued his extraordinary run by winning for the third time in his last four starts, shooting a final-round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at the Barclays at Plainfield Country Club. Henrik Stenson finished second, six strokes behind.
Who didn’t win
Stenson played well on Sunday, shooting 66, but it paled in comparison to what Day did. Bubba Watson finished third but never got untracked in the final round, undone by a double bogey at the par-4 eighth hole. Two Zac(h)s – Blair and Johnson – tied for fourth at 10-under par.
How it happened
If you don’t believe golf is a game of momentum and confidence, you’re not watching Day. Disappointed by missing the Open Championship playoff by a stroke, Day rebounded by winning the RBC Canadian Open, the PGA Championship and now the Barclays, playing his overpowering style. He’s doing everything well and, in the way Rory McIlroy, Stenson and Jordan Spieth have gone on dominating tears at times in the past two years, Day is in the midst of his own blowtorch run. He’s been so good the question may not be how he’s won three times in four starts but how he finished tied for 12th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational three weeks ago.