New father Casey on lane to finish eight-year PGA Tour drought

Casey tops a leaderboard forward of Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele, while he is ranked above U.S. Open champion Justin Thomas and three-time vital hero Jordan Spieth in a competition for a FedEx Cup. He won 5 PGA Tour events this deteriorate alone, with a many new entrance during a Dell Technologies Championship behind in Sep (where Spieth finished in second). A week ago he indispensable to fire a 30 on a final 9 holes during a BMW Championship usually to validate for a final eventuality of a FedEx Cup playoffs.

But a English ace knows this march improved than possibly of his closest rivals, after finishing in a tip 5 on all 3 prior visits to East Lake.

Jordan Spieth started a week with a 200-point lead over Justin Thomas, while Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm are a usually other players in control of their possess destinies. But those two, Paul Casey, a 54-hole leader, and Kevin Kisner, a former University of Georgia standout, were incompetent to keep adult with their younger counterparts. No consternation there was disappointment from Day that he played a central half in dual over par.

It means Day needs to urge on his prior best Tour Championship measure of 67 during a tough East Lake and obscure a record five-shot quip Camilo Villegas achieved to win a 2008 Tour Championship. Thomas (-11) was one cadence behind Schauffele (-12), a 23-year-old personification his initial full year on a PGA Tour.

Paul Casey competence not wish to speak about it, though a Englishman has given himself a shot during alighting a overwhelming $10million reward on Sunday evening, days after apropos a father for a second time.

Thomas also won a PGA of America Player of a Year, that is formed on a points complement for contest wins, central prize-money and scoring averages.

It meant Spieth finale a year as a Tour’s No. 2.

Casey sealed by saving standard with an brave No. 18.

“It’s a unequivocally uncanny day, removing asked what it’s like to win a FedExCup given as a aspirant you’re insane we didn’t win a tournament”, Thomas pronounced in a greenside presentation. It also ensured a San Diego State alum a PGA Tour Rookie of a Year award.

Starting day 4 6 shots off a lead and an outward possibility to explain his Tour pretension given May 2016, Day’s two-under sum left him tied for 17th.

Thomas’ delight ends a shining 2017 debate that saw him win 4 calendar-year tournaments, including a PGA Championship.

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