Jason Day admits it’s impossible to keep winning like he is.
But the hottest golfer on the planet is hoping to ride his momentum all the way to FedExCup glory and a $14 million-plus pay day to end his season.
An incredible 73-under-par for his past 20 rounds, Day has surprised himself with his four-win season on the US PGA Tour, including three wins in his last four starts.
“I’m not going to say in the future it’s going to be like this all the time because it’s very difficult to win,” said Day ahead of the second FedEx Cup playoff tournament in Boston starting on Friday.
“It’s not easy. I’m still grinding it out and trying to do the best job I possibly can.
“But the control I have with my golf ball, the putts that I’ve been making, I’ve been working very, very hard on my whole game, just recently more so with putting.
“It’s paying off with those long putts … obviously I feel like Jordan Spieth with how I’m putting.”
But he knows it can’t last, just as Spieth has cooled off after being the first player since Tiger Woods more than a decade ago to take out the year’s first two majors and now falling behind Day in the FedExCup standings.
“I’m a human, just like everyone else,” Day said.
Right now, though, Day is playing superhuman golf.
“This guy is the best player in the world right now,” said six-time major champion Nick Faldo while marvelling from the commentary box during Day’s six-shot romp at The Barclays.
“Jordan was before, but right now and over the last month, this is the guy they’ve got to beat.”
Day will enter the Deutsche Bank Championship in the box seat to become the first Australian to win the FedEx Cup – and it’s massive $A14 million winner’s bonus payment – since the four-event end-of-season series was introduced in 2007.
“I have this great momentum going into next week to a course I absolutely love,” he said.
“I’m definitely by far playing the best golf of my life.
“Mechanically nothing has changed. Just the synergy between my golf swing right now and what I’ve done with my body is working.
“I’m hitting it a long, long way. I feel like the accuracy has pulled in.
“It’s only positive stuff moving forward from here – currently ranked No.1 in the FedExCup, which is fantastic.
“There’s three more tournaments I would love to win, and I’d love to win the FedExCup.”