Jason Day reclaimed the No. 2 ranking in the world with his win at Bay Hill on Sunday, and is in position to retake the No. 1 spot from Jordan Spieth this weekend at the WGC-Dell in Austin, where Spieth played his collegiate golf.
Day’s victory saw him bypass Rory McIlroy and move within 0.3074 average points of Spieth, who has held the No. 1 spot for 20 straight weeks dating back to November of 2015, and 26 weeks total.
Day has held the spot for six weeks total, all during September and October of 2015 as he made a late charge in the FedEx Cup.
Day’s flip-flop with McIlroy was the only change in the Top 10 as the Masters draws ever near. SSP Charwasia, winner of the Hero Indian Open, jumped 92 spots from No. 243 to No. 151. Only Anirban Lahiri (No. 50) is ranked higher among Indian players.
FedEx Cup Update
Jason Day moved into the top 20 in the latest FedEx Cup standings at No. 18 following his win at Bay Hill. After a very slow start to his PGA campaign, he is 18th through five events with 672 points.
The top six spots in the race went unchanged, with Adam Scott still in command with 1,666 points, a 546-point lead. Kevin Na remains the only player in the top 10 without a PGA victory this year. He has 937 points in 11 events, having finished in the top 10 four times.
Race to Dubai Update
Danny Willett remains the overall leader with 1.1 million points after a slow week due the lack of top-tier players taking part in the Hero Indian Open.
Last year’s Dubai champion Rory McIlroy sits fourth with 653,307 points in just three events. He is averaging 217,769 points per event, second only to Henrik Stenson’s 241,912 per event (967,648 in four tournaments).