Day and Jones storm home in Chicago

Matt Jones just missed out on a spot in the 30 man Tour Championship after a late season surge. He has had five top tens since early June
Matt Jones just missed out on a spot in the 30 man Tour Championship after a late season surge. He has had five top tens since early June

JASON DAY AND MATT JONES stormed home in the rain interrupted final round of the 2013 BMW Championship, won by America’s Zach Johnson on 16-under.

With the US PGA Tour Playoff event stretching to Monday in Chicago, Johnson shot a final round 6-under 65 to beat Nick Watney (64) by two strokes with Jim Furyk (71) a stroke further back in third.

Day hit a final round 5-under 66 to finish tied for fourth at 11-under to make his way into the 30 man Tour Championship this week in 14th position.

Unfortunately for Jones, who has had a memorable late season surge,  his final round 4-under 67 and T8 finish left him 32nd in the FedEx Cup standings, two spots outside of contesting for the US$10 million bonus up for grabs at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this week.

After some mid-tournament hiccups, Adam Scott also fought back with a 4-under 67 to finish on 2-under tied for 28th.

That was enough to move him to second in the FedEx standings.

Anyone in the top five – that includes Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Scott, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar – who wins this week, is guaranteed of taking home not only the Tour Championship but the cash bonus as well.

Everyone above the top five are dependent on other results, but, the PGA Tour assures us, everyone has at least a mathematical chance of winning the jackpot.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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