Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six strokes

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Posted: Aug 30, 2015 6:24 PM

By Larry Fine

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.

(Editing by Andrew Both)