Jason Day has put more daylight between himself and the chasing pack, and will take a six shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Chicago.
Jason, from Australia, had a quieter round today, -2 under par 69, but will still take a six shot lead into the final round of the BMW Championship. With the win Jason will finally take his place as #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and it does not matter where the current No. 1, Rory McIlroy, or No. 2 Jordan Spieth finish, either. Life could not be any better right now, I bet even the engraver has started his work.
Jason felt the slow down in his pace;
“It really feels like I was shooting 80 out there compared to the last two days.”
“I think this was one of the more important rounds to get through.”
“I’m glad it’s over, and I extended the lead by one more shot. I’m pretty happy with how things are going.”
“I really feel like I got everything that I possibly could out of today’s round. That was the best score I could have shot.”
Second place is shared between Scott Piercy and Daniel Berger, at -14 under par they have not got a hope of catching the leader.
Scott would like to know what Jason has for breakfast;
“This kid must be eating trophies for breakfast, I’d love to know what he’s having.”
Rory McIlroy is alone in fourth spot at -13 under, he carded -4 under par 67 in round three and is happy he is getting better with each day, but missed a few putts today;
“Another case of hit it really good and gave myself loads of chances and didn’t really convert many.”
“At least, I’m getting better each and every day.”
“You want to be out there trying to win the golf tournament, not thinking about trying to finish third or second or whatever.”
“But I’ll go out there and try and play the best I can, and if I can convert a few more chances that 67 today could turn into 63 or 62 tomorrow, and you never know.”
Tied in fifth place are Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Kevin Na, all at -12 under par for the tournament.
Rickie admits that the race for the title is over;
“It’s almost like there’s a secondary tournament going on for the guys that are 8, 12 under right now.”
“I’m driving it better, but made more putts in Boston, if it wasn’t for Jason, I’d only be two strokes off the lead.”