Jason Day – file photo PGA of America

It was an encouraging week for Jason Day at this past week’s Rocket Mortgage Championship in Detroit, the 34 year old producing his third best PGA Tour finish in 13 starts this season and his best in his last six starts with a share of 17th at the Detroit Golf Club.

Day’s final round off 66 moved him from 29th to 17th overnight and moved him to 106th in the FedEx Cup standings assuring him of a start in the first of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, beginning on August 11th.

2022 has been Day’s worst season in terms of FedEx Cup standing since first joining the PGA Tour via the then Web.Com Tour in 2008.

His worst season came in 2021 when finishing 114th in the final standings and although he has struggled in 2022, his finish in Detroit gives some hope to make a late charge up the standings during the, hopefully, three Playoff events.

Defending champion Cameron Davis finished as the best of the Australians when he tied for 14th after only just making the cut on Friday. His weekend rounds of 65 and 67 now have him in 61st place in the FedEx Cup standings.

Adam Scott’s roller coaster of a week continued on Sunday recovering from a third round of 78 which came after a second round 66, with a final round of 65 to finish 39th.

Scott now finds himself in 73rd place in the FedEx Cup standings.

The leading 125 players will play the opening FedEx Cup Playoff.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic was won by Tony Finau who made it two wins from two starts after for so long being considered a player who struggled to break through despite his many near misses.

Finau has recorded nine runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour but until two weeks ago had only one win to his name.