Day’s winning run continues at the Barclays Championship

Jason Day has run away with the first event of the US PGA Tour’s lucrative end-of-season playoff series to assume top spot in the FedExCup standings.

The Beaudesert star carded a bogey-free final round of eight-under-par 62 at The Barclays in New Jersey on Sunday to secure his third victory from his past four starts.

The world No.3 finished at 19-under for the championship, six shots clear of Swede Henrik Stenson (66).


He will now  head to the second event in the four-tournament playoffs in Boston starting on Thursday in pole position to land the $US10 million ($A13.96 million) bonus prize.

Day collected 2000 FedExCup points for his latest success to leap from American trio Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker in the overall standings.

Fellow Australians Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones, Marc Leishman and John Senden also qualified for the second playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship, but Adam Scott’s season is officially over after missing The Barclays cut.