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Jason Day wins the Barclays for third victory in his last four starts

Jason Day wins the Barclays for third victory in his last four starts
Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on Aug. 30. (Hunter Martin / Getty Images)

Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at the Barclays.

Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on with three long birdie putts on the back nine at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., for an eight-under-par 62 and a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.

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Day finished at 19-under 261. He won two weeks ago at Whistling Straits with a record to par at 20-under 268.

The victory moves the 27-year-old Australian to the top of the FedEx Cup, assuring he will be among the top five with a clear shot at the $10-million bonus.

It was Day's third victory in his last four starts dating to another close call at the British Open, where he left a 30-foot birdie putt short on the final hole at St. Andrews and missed out on a playoff by one shot. In his mind, that's where it all changed.

"Ever since then, I just felt a lot more calm on the golf course," he said. "I felt like it was my time. Mentally I felt like, 'You paid your dues, now it's time to go out and win tournaments.' I'm not going to say in the future it's going to be like this all the time, because it's very difficult to win."

LPGA

Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title.

Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the twice-delayed tournament, the 186th of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a third-round 67 and closed with a 65 to beat Yani Tseng and Austin Ernst by a stroke in Prattville, Ala.

The 34-year-old former Florida State player had a 17-under 271 total on The Senator Course.

Tseng had rounds of 71 and 67, and Ernst shot 68-69 with the weather clearing up after delays totaling nearly seven hours the previous two days. Both parred the final hole with a chance to force a playoff.

Champions

Jeff Maggert won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a six-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes in Endicott, N.Y.

Maggert took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, 119 points ahead of Colin Montgomerie.

Maggert finished at 14-under 202 at En-Joie. He won the Regions Tradition in May and the U.S. Senior Open in July, both major championships, and took the Shaw Charity Classic three weeks ago in Canada.

Goydos shot a 68.

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Daly is OK

John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he says was a collapsed lung.

The two-time major champion was taken by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center on Saturday after he collapsed on the 18th tee during an outing at Deerfield Country Club in Canton, Miss. Daly said doctors ran tests and X-rays but found no other serious problems besides the lung.

"I was having a great time and then suddenly — boom — I'm falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I'm in an ambulance," Daly said. "It was scary."

But Daly was back at Deerfield on Sunday, smoking cigarettes on the clubhouse patio while mingling with some of the other players before his round. The tournament is a small, local gathering that includes some of Daly's friends.

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