Speith takes back No.1 golf ranking from Jason Day

Jordan Speith has taken back the world number one ranking from Jason Day with an outstanding performance at the Tour Championship.

With the help of a red-hot putter, the 22-year-old American shot a final round one-under-par 69 to beat Swede Henrik Stenson, New Zealand’s Danny Lee and Englishman Paul Casey by four strokes.

Day needed to finish in a three-way tie for fifth or better to remain world No.1, but finished tied 10th after shooting a final round two-under-par 68 to finish two under for the tournament.


Speith’s victory sees him grab a US$11.4million pay day via the tournament winner’s cheque and the $10million FedEx Cup bonus money.

The 22-year-old joins Day with five wins for the seaso – the first time since 1973 two separate players won five times in a year.