Golf: Australia's Jason Day crushes competition by six strokes to win FedExCup opener

Jason Day of Australia hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on Sunday in Edison, New Jersey.
Jason Day of Australia hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club on Sunday in Edison, New Jersey. PHOTO: AFP

EDISON, New Jersey (REUTERS) - Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

World number three Day reeled off eight birdies in a bogey-free final round 62 for a 19-under-par 261 total at Plainfield Country Club for his third victory in his last four starts.

A distant second on 13-under was Sweden's Henrik Stenson, who posted a 66.

Two strokes further adrift was two-times Masters winner Bubba Watson (69).

British Open champion Zach Johnson (69) and fellow American Zac Blair (66) tied for fourth on 10-under.