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Day’s 6-shot win at The Barlcays moves him atop FedEx Cup Playoff standings

FECupPlayoffs_Prf_6c_Pos [Converted]Jason Day’s six-shot victory at The Barclays to open the FedEx Cup Playoffs was the Aussie’s fourth PGA Tour win this season.

Finishing 19-under overall, Day shot 63-62 on the weekend as a 9-to-1 betting selection to capture the title.

With the second-leg of the playoffs teeing off this Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship (featuring a Monday finish), Day now sits atop of the standings passing Jordan Spieth, who missed the cut.

It was a difficult weekend for Spieth, who also lost his No. 1 world ranking to Rory McIlroy after just one week. Rory skipped The Barclays, presumably to rest up for the season-finale run. He slipped from 9th to 15th in the standings as a result.

Henrik Stenson’s runner-up effort moved him up one spot in the Official World Golf Ranking to No. 8. The Day wins by 6 to open FedEx Cupformer FedEx Cup champion jumped from 41st to 4th in the FedEx Cup Standings. He won two title (Deutsche Bank and TOUR Championship) en route to winning the cup in 2013.

Thomas Pieters (20-under) won the European Tou’s Czech Masters by three shots Sunday. The victory moved up from 241st to 141st in the latest rankings.

Other Golf news:

  • Kris Tamulis (17-under) carded a 7-under final round to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama. It marked her maiden LPGA Tour victory. She edged Austin Ernst and Yani Tseng by a shot. Stacy Lewis was T-6. Tamulis opened as more than a 70-1 betting pick at www.ladbrokes.com.
  • Champions TourJeff Maggert converted his 4th Champions Tour victory of 2015 winning the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in New York. Maggert ended up 14-under — shooting 6-under in the final round — to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes.
  • The European Tour hosts the M2M Russian Open this week, while the Champions Tour heads to Canadan for the Quebec Championship.