Jason Day said the number one ranking is in his sights, and he hopes to catch Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth after his comprehensive win at The Barclays.
Jason Day said the number one ranking is in his sights, after a comprehensive win at The Barclays.
The Australian claimed his third win in his past four starts, streaking to a six-shot win in New Jersey and climbing to the top of the FedEx Cup play-offs' standings.
The US PGA Championship winner has Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth on his radar, although the pair still has a significant lead on world number three Day.
"I think I have the opportunity to get to number one if I play some good golf over the next three or four weeks. It's been a goal of mine. But it's going to be tough to catch," Day told a news conference.
Day is only too aware incumbent number one McIlroy and predecessor Spieth are battling injury and form respectively, enhancing his chances to pounce.
"Jordan coming off a week where he didn't play that good - I played with him the first two rounds - you could tell," Day said of the US Open and Masters champion.
"Visually you could see that he was tired. He was kind of, you know, had a tough run with all the commitments he's had off the golf course.
"With Rory missing this week, who knows what happened to his ankle, or if it was something where he really needed to rest it. So those guys are going to come in fresh for next week."
Day heads to the Deutsche Bank Championship in the form of his life, but the Queenslander still claimed his driving game could improve.
Through 12 holes of his final round at Plainfield Country Club, Day's drive on 13 went into the trees to the right-hand side of the fairway - uncharacteristic, according to the player himself.
Day was only two shots clear of Henrik Stenson at the time, but carded three birdies thereafter to career to victory with a final-round 62.
"I'm sitting there going, 'Why is this going right?'" he reflected.
"My drives, honestly, the whole week I never had it going right at all. It was always drawing with my drives. That kind of threw me off.
He added: "I got a little nervous during the middle-to-late part of my round. I didn't really have the control over the drives.
"Coming into that hole, I hit one right. Even though that fairway looks a mile wide, I hit it right in the trees.
"I got lucky that it finished where it finished. Obviously you need some luck when you're winning a golf tournament."