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FedEx Cup profile: Jason Day looks to cap off his breakthrough year

Jay Busbee
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The FedEx Cup playoffs are here, and that means there are just 30 guys with a chance to win the biggest monetary prize in all of golf. Let's continue to run down the list, shall we?

It's tough to figure how you could have a better year without breaking through into the win column than Jason Day has in 2011. The guy posted finishes of T2 in Augusta and solo second in the U.S. Open. He's posted nine top-10 finishes in 20 events this year, and seems juuuuust about ready to make his move.

And the playoffs would be an ideal time for that. Now, certainly he's got a huge hill to climb if he's going to do it; he really pretty much needs the entire top 5 to accidentally tee off at the Atlanta Athletic Club instead of East Lake. But he could still win the Tour Championship and close out the year with a victory.

So far, he's been erratic in the playoffs, going T13, T3 and T30 in the first three events. His stats aren't standout stellar; he's only top 10 in a few categories (birdie average, scoring average, sand saves). Even so, he still manages to hang around the top of the leaderboard in most big-time events. And with no cut to worry about, he can cut loose ... and perhaps get ever closer to marketing the "It's Day time" T-shirts we know are coming.

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