The Courier-Mail

Bank results won’t change Day’s ranking in charge for FedEx Cup gold

- JIM TUCKER

JASON Day is still in the box seat for golf’s richest prize of $14 million for winning the FedEx Cup despite the end of his stellar streak of 22 rounds of par or better.

The Aussie remains topranked in the season-long series heading into the final two events of the finals regardless of this morning’s finish to the Deutsche Bank Championsh­ip outside Boston.

Better still, Day is looking forward to resting in his week off before the BMW Championsh­ip starts on Thursday week.

Like all new major champions, Day is finding out that the demands on the golf course are only part of it.

“I just haven’t stopped,” Day said after his two-over 73 in yesterday’s third round.

“This coming week is going to be good ... as much rest as possible.”

THE AFL’s ‘‘Mad Monday’’ action had a classic golf touch courtesy of Geelong’s Jackson Thurlow, who dressed as a beaten-up Aussie star Robert Allenby complete with oversized credit card.

Thurlow (above) had a bloodied nose with Band-Aid to resemble Allenby’s Hawaii look.

He even tweeted a plea to the golfer to #bringbackm­ick as comic support for caddie Mike Middlemo, who split with Allenby after a mid- tournament blow-up in July at the Canadian Open.

GOLD Coast-based frequent flyer Steven Jeffress will finish the Korean Open on Sunday and hop on a plane the same night to make it home for his Monday tee-time at the Breakas Beach Virginia ProAm in Brisbane.

Virginia, the City of Brisbane Pro-am at Victoria Park (Monday) and the Indooroopi­lly Pro-Am (next Tuesday) make up the bmag Week of Golf in Brisbane.

Victoria Park has come up with a long-drive competitio­n from a stage in the elevated marquee function area, normally set for weddings, into the driving range below.

Tim Hart, the Order of Merit leader, will be flexing already for a 300m bomb after another win with a six-underpar 66 at the Oldmac Mazda Redland Bay Pro-Am.

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