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Jason Day is NOT No. 1 in the world when it comes to getting a good night's sleep

September 21, 2015

In Jason Day's words, he's "sitting on top of the world right now." But according to the new No. 1, getting to that position hasn't been as easy as the Aussie has made it look. And it hasn't involved a lot of sleeping, either.

"This week has been a bit of a whirlwind, especially with how I started the week, shooting 18-under par through the first two rounds and then on top of it, the last two days were very, very emotional for me, very hard to sleep at night, knowing that I had the chance to get to No. 1," Day said.

Makes sense. But he'll get some good shuteye now that he won a fifth PGA Tour title of the year and accomplished his longtime goal of getting to the top of the world ranking, right?

"I mean, sometimes I get good sleep, but the majority of the time I don't get good sleep. Tonight I will not get good sleep. Sunday nights if I'm in contention I get about two hours' sleep just because I'm so amped from what I did today."

Day said he'll take Monday and Tuesday off to rest ahead of this week's Tour Championship, but come Thursday it will be back to business. On the line at East Lake is keeping that No. 1 ranking, the FedEx Cup, a possible Player of the Year Award, and oh yeah, a $10 million bonus. Better keep the caffeine handy, Jason.