August 30, 2015 / 8:31 PM / 3 years ago

Red-hot Day leads Barclays by four strokes after 11 holes

EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - PGA Championship winner Jason Day made four birdies in 11 holes to bolt to a four-stroke lead during Sunday’s final round of The Barclays, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs.

Aug 30, 2015; Edison, NJ, USA; Jason Day tees off at the 2nd hole during the final round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club. Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports

The Australian, who has won the Canadian Open and the PGA from his three previous starts, was 16-under, while Sweden’s Henrik Stenson was in second place at 12-under after 12 holes.

Day was six strokes clear of third-placed Americans Zach Johnson and Ryan Palmer, who had both completed 12 holes.

South Korean Bae Sang-moon, who shared the overnight lead with Day on 11-under, plunged nine strokes behind after 11 holes.

Reporting by Larry Fine; Editing by Andrew Both

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