• Day closing in on top spot

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    Jason Day AFP PHOTO

    Jason Day AFP PHOTO

    LONDON: Jason Day’s win in the Barclays on Sunday (Monday in Manila) has allowed him to narrow the gap on Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth atop the world golf rankings.

    The Australian, playing for the first time since winning his first major title at the PGA Championship, now has 10.99 points, just 1.36 points adrift of top-ranked McIlroy.

    The Northern Irishman regained the top spot from Spieth after the Masters and US Open winner missed the cut at the Barclays.

    All three will be involved in the closing stages of the PGA season with chances to end the year ranked number one in the world.

    World rankings:
    1. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 12.35pts
    2. Jordan Spieth (USA) 12.22
    3. Jason Day (AUS) 10.99
    4. Bubba Watson (USA) 8.83
    5. Justin Rose (Eng) 7.22
    6. Jim Furyk (USA) 7.05
    7. Dustin Johnson (USA) 6.84
    8. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 6.72
    9. Rickie Fowler (USA) 6.57
    10. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 5.47
    11. Zach Johnson (USA) 5.11
    12. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.69
    13. Adam Scott (AUS) 4.66
    14. Jimmy Walker (USA) 4.44
    15. Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.33
    16 Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.26
    17. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.26
    18. Patrick Reed (USA) 3.94
    19. J.B. Holmes (USA) 3.87
    20. Branden Grace (RSA) 3.86

    AFP

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