Jason Day Claims No. 1 Ranking

Jason Day leapfrogged Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy to take over the new No. 1 ranking in the world on Monday following his triumph at the BMW Championship on Sunday.

Day won for the second time in three weeks and the third time in five weeks including the PGA Championship. He’s the first man to win the Barclays and the BMW Championship in the sames season.

Day is now averaging 12.6404 points per tournament, with McIlroy second at 11.8888, and Spieth third at 11.8569.

With the No. 1 spot changing to a third player in as many weeks, it marks the first time since 1997 that three players have each held the ranking in succession for a single week.

The last time it happened, the trio were 21-yer-old Tiger Woods, 27-year-old Ernie Els, and 42-year-old Greg Norman.

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