The 2015 Player of the Year race was once a one-sided affair. That was until Jason Day won the PGA Championship and four tournaments in six starts. Now, it is much more than one-sided. It’s Team Jordan vs. Team Jason.
One vote might trump all others, though. When asked who he thinks should win, Jason Day said Jordan Spieth is the Player of the Year.
“I still think it’s Jordan,” Day said in his press conference Wednesday morning from the Tour Championship in Georgia. “People are forgetting what he’s done this season.”
Comparatively, Spieth’s season and Day’s season are rather similar. Spieth won four times while Day has won five. Spieth has two majors to Day’s one, but Day has the lead in the year-end FedEx Cup Standings. They’ve both been world No. 1 at some point in the last month, each stealing it from Rory McIlroy.
Ask the 26-year-old Northern Irishman the same question and he’s going to agree with Day: Jordan is the POY.
“Jordan,” McIlroy said in his press conference. “Two majors. It trumps all else…winning two majors, going 54-under par in the majors. There’s obviously a ballot at the end of the year. I know who I’d be voting for.”
The discussion seems finished, regardless of what happens in the final event of the season at East Lake. Nonetheless, it has been an incredible string of victories that have moved Day into the conversation. On Wednesday he tried to explain to the media how well he has been playing in what might be the best quote you will hear all week. He referenced a Jordan Spieth-Rory McIlroy baby. Watch below.
Jason Day with the early contender for Quote of the Day.http://t.co/7jbJTThzvi
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 23, 2015