Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays in Edison, N.J.
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. A birdie on the closing hole gave him an 8-under-par 62 for a six-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.
Day closed with a 63-62 weekend and finished at 19-under 261.
The victory moves the 27-year-old Australian to the top of the FedEx Cup rankings after the opening playoff event, assuring that Day will be among the top five who have a clear shot at the $10 million bonus at the Tour Championship.
Brian Harman made two holes-in-one Sunday, the first time that's happened on the PGA Tour in nine years. Even with the aces, he closed with a 68. The last player with two aces in the same round was Yusaku Miyazato in the 2006 Reno-Tahoe Open.
Daly back on course after collapsed lung
•John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on a Canton, Miss., course with what he said was a collapsed lung. Daly said he has coped with a lingering rib injury dating to 2007 and that it recently has affected his breathing.
•Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala., for her first LPGA Tour title. Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the weather-delayed tournament. She finished a third-round 67 and closed with a 65 to beat Yani Tseng and Austin Ernst by a stroke.
•Jeff Maggert won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y., for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes.
TRACK AND FIELD
U.S. settles for third at worlds
Even with its sixth consecutive title in the men's 4x400-meter relay Sunday, the United States finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year's world championships in Beijing.
In the men's 4x400, LaShawn Merritt ran an anchor leg that gave the U.S. its only relay victory of the event, but Jamaica won the women's 4x400, denying U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix a 10th world title.
Both Kenya and Jamaica won seven gold medals during the nine-day competition.
Los Angeles bid for 2024 set
Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America's 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week.
If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the USOC will announce Los Angeles as its candidate, a person familiar with the process said. Last month, the USOC scrapped plans to make Boston the bid city.
Los Angeles is trying to join London as the second three-time host. The United States hasn't hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta.
AROUND THE HORN
College football: Running back Gus Edwards, a strong candidate to start for Miami (Fla.), will miss the season because of a leg injury about which coach Al Golden would not be specific.
Auto racing: Erik Jones won the NASCAR Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ontario, and took the series points lead. Canadian road racer Alex Tagliani finished second, falling back on a restart with two laps left.
WNBA: Odyssey Sims scored 30 points, helping Tulsa hold off Indiana 76-70 to secure the franchise's first playoff berth since 2009. The Shock (15-14) had not reached the playoffs since moving to Tulsa from Detroit in 2010. … Los Angeles maintained its hold on the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 60-52 victory over San Antonio.