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JASON DAY leads a contingent of six Aussie golfers into the first of the very lucrative FedEx Cup Playoff series this week.
The newly crowned US PGA Champions and world No.3 is in second place in the rankings behind Jordan Spieth, the man he wants to unseat at the top of the world golfing pile.
The four-event playoff series starts with the top 125 players from the US PGA Tour and after each tournament the number of starters are whittled down till just 30 are left to vie for the Tour Championship in a month’s time.
The overall winner gets a bonus US $10 million while the further any individual progresses the more loot they get. Don’t be concerned about any of the participants going hungry as they make it very worth their time just to get into the top 125. It also means a guaranteed spot in the upcoming US PGA Tour season.
So this week it is The Barclays championship at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey.
Joining Day are Stephen Bowditch (Ranked 22nd), Marc Leishman (50th), Matt Jones (55th), John Senden (88th) and, surprisingly coming up the rear, is Adam Scott (94th).
Next week at the second event in the playoffs, the Deutsche Bank Championship, the field is cut to 100.
What Scott and others on the cusp need to do is perform well this week so they are ensured to continue. A win, of course, catapults them up the rankings and for most would ensure a Tour Championship start.
With world No.2 Rory McIlroy electing not to play this week to give his ankle further time to heal, much of the attention will fall on Spieth and Day, who are paired in the first two rounds along with Bubba Watson (trio pictured).
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