Jason Day back as golf’s number one player

Jason Day back as golf’s number one player

Oh, happy Day.

Australia’s Jason Day is back on top after he took over Jordan Spieth’s place as the world’s number one player in the latest golf rankings released Monday.

Day, who bagged his first major title in the PGA Championship in August, took the top spot for the second time in his pro career.

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He first overtook Spieth last September 21, but stayed for only a week as the American bested his rivals in the Tour Championship to take back first place.

Neither men saw action in the past week, which guaranteed Day would surge ahead based on the rankings formula with a 12.42-point average compared to Spieth’s 12.40.

Former world number one Rory McIlroy remains in third spot with his 10.92 points with golf’s new “Big Three” well ahead of the field led by Bubba Watson.

Spieth topped the Masters and US Open this year before tying for fourth place in the British Open and placing second behind Day at the PGA Championship.

Day has so far won six tournaments this year, including four victories in six starts surrounding the PGA Championship.

McIlroy started 2015 as the top golfer of the world, but he conceded that to Spieth at the wrap of the US Open and failed to defend his British Open title at St. Andrews after injuring his ankle while playing a pick up game of football.

Official World Rankings (as of October 19, 2015):
1. Jason Day (AUS) 12.42pts
2. Jordan Spieth (USA) 12.40
3. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 10.92
4. Bubba Watson (USA) 8.11
5. Rickie Fowler (USA) 7.76
6. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.33
7. Justin Rose (ENG) 7.13
8. Dustin Johnson (USA) 6.71
9. Jim Furyk (USA) 6.67
10. Zach Johnson (USA) 5.04
11. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 4.84
12. Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.46
13. Matt Kuchar (USA) 4.36
14. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.35
15. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.25
16. Adam Scott (AUS) 4.19
17. Jimmy Walker (USA) 3.96
18. Shane Lowry (IRL) 3.93
19. J.B Holmes (USA) 3.84
20. Patrick Reed (USA) 3.75