Jason Day believes he is the favourite to win the FedEx Cup, as the PGA Tour season enters its final two weeks of competition.
The Australian has had a break-out season on the PGA Tour in 2015, winning four trophies including his maiden major title at the PGA Championship last month.
The world number three heads into this weekend's BMW Championship – the third on the PGA Tour's four-prong play-off series – on top of the FedEx Cup standings and with a chance to claim the top spot on the world rankings.
"As a junior and an amateur, I'd walk onto the putting greens and feel like I was the guy there to beat, and it took me a long time to really try and feel that way out here," Day told reporters on Tuesday ahead of this weekend's event at Conway Farms.
"I'm not saying that I feel that way all the time but especially when I was playing some really good golf at the PGA, the Barclays, I felt like I was the guy to beat.
"I always thought that I had the skills to play and win at the highest level and be competitive, but mentally I think the last piece of the puzzle was to really believe. Everyone out here is a good golfer. Everyone can be great.
"The biggest thing that separates the best players in the world from the good players is upstairs.
"And now that's the mentality I have to get to all the time, and I think once I get to that, then I'll be a lot more consistent, not only in my finishes but more consistent in my wins, as well."
Irrespective of where he finishes this weekend, the 27-year-old Day is already guaranteed of a place in the season-ending Tour Championship, where a first prize of $10million is on offer.
Rejuvenated by a week off following his victory at The Barclays a fortnight ago, Day is keen to maintain his winning form, having won thrice in his last five starts.
"Coming off a week off, I feel refreshed. I feel good to go. I know that I just have to suck it up for the next two weeks and just go out and play as hard as I can because the off-season is coming up quick for me," Day continued.
"I was just kind of running on fumes.
"This is a big two weeks. It's kind of crunch time. I've got another opportunity at getting to world number one and if I can pull that off, that would be fantastic."
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