Jason Day has vowed to put in the hours needed to become Australia's first FedEx Cup champion as the business end of the US PGA Tour season approaches.
Ranked No.5 in the FedEx Cup standings thanks to two victories this year, Day is desperate to finally bag the $US10 million bonus given to the top points scorer after the season-ending Tour Championship in September.
The 30-year-old Australian has been one of the standout performers this season, joining Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas and Patton Kizzire as the only multiple winners on the US Tour.
In addition to victories at Torrey Pines in January and the Wells Fargo Championship in May, Day has a runner-up and six other top-25 results.
A winner of 12 US Tour titles, Day has had several chances to claim the FedEx Cup and has finished in the top-10 four times in his career.
The Queenslander's best opportunity came when he won the first two events of the 2015 playoffs, only for Jordan Spieth to steal the FedEx Cup from under his nose with a four-shot triumph at the Tour Championship finale.
Former world No.1 Day is desperate to secure golf's most lucrative prize, which no Australian has managed to do since the series was created in 2007.
"It was nice to start off this year with a (couple) wins, but I've got to keep trying to build and hopefully win the FedEx Cup at the end of the year," Day said.
"I'm motivated to get better and better; it's going to be a great year.
"Everything is feeling nice, but I have to keep preparing and go out to tournaments and execute."
Next best of the Australians on the FedEx standings is Marc Leishman at No.19, who has two runner-ups among six top 10s as he seeks to replicate his two-win 2017 season.
Brisbane native Cameron Smith sits in 43rd, while former world No.1 Adam Scott continues his struggle for form in 109th place.
Aaron Baddeley, who earned his first top-25 at the majors in four years at last month's US Open, is perched precariously on the bubble at No.127 but is confident he can sneak back inside the top 125.
"I know 125 is the goal, but I'm honestly aiming a lot higher than that with the way I've been striking the ball. I'm really excited for the rest of the season," Baddeley said.
The 125 on the FedEx standings at the conclusion of the regular season secure a start in the post-season playoffs and a US Tour card for next year.
AUSTRALIAN STANDINGS IN THE US PGA TOUR'S FEDEX CUP
5. Jason Day
19. Marc Leishman
43. Cameron Smith
109. Adam Scott
150. Matt Jones
168. Greg Chalmers
175. Cameron Percy
191. Stuart Appleby
196. Geoff Ogilvy
233. John Senden (on major medical)
239. Robert Allenby