Day fights for his season

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Jason Day and Steve Williams divorced. Image: Getty

Jason Day has a new (old) caddy in his pocket and this week has a job at the BMW championship in Medinah.

Day, who said goodbye to Kiwi Steve Williams after a short period as a team last day, has a friend and fellow professional David Lutterus in the bag at Medinah, near Chicago. Lutterus has previously had a cadddy for the Aussie, since Day his coach and mentor Col Swatton stopped his bag two years ago.

But Day must finish in the top five in the second of three PGA Tour playoff tournaments to ensure that his season can continue in America.

Only the top 30 on the list of points will graduate to Atlanta for the Tour Championship next week, and Day will enter the BMW 50th

Adam Scott and Marc Leishman, 14th and 16th respectively, already know they are on their way to Atlanta with some chance of winning the Fedex Cup bonus of the tour, worth $ US15 million at the top.

So Day is under pressure. He has six top 10 & # 39; s for the season and was in fifth place at the Masters in Augusta National, earning a respectable $ US2.6 million. But he hasn't won since the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2018, which is an eternity for a player like Day, now in 22nd place in the world.

Scott has a free hit this week, knowing that whatever happens, he's fine, he had a great season last week and a top five finish at the Northern Trust. "It's rare for us to play with this kind of freedom," Scott told AAP.

"There hasn't really been a tournament where there was no downside to being really aggressive; not that I can remember. It's a completely free week. I can absolutely go for it; just attack and see what happens."

Brooks Koepka is the best ranked player starting this week, ahead of Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy.

The format for the East Lakes Tour Championship next week has changed completely, with the players who were actually handicapped at the start, based on their Fedex Cup rankings. For example, the number 1 player starts at 10-under par, and the winner of the Tour Championship and the winner of the Fedex Cup are guaranteed to be the same person.

No Australian has ever won the FedEx Cup since it started in 2007, although Scott won the Tour Championship in 2006, before it was linked to the wider prize.

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