Jason Day is an Australian professional golfer. He plays on a PGA Tour. He is a former World Number 1 golfer in the World Golf Ranking. Having turned professional in 2006, he reached No. 1 in September 2015. He won his first major tournament at the 2015 PGA Championship. As of August 2020, he has recorded 12 PGA Tour wins. He has won over $47 million in prize money.
What is Jason Day Famous For?
- Former World No. 1 golfer.
Where is Jason Day Born?
Jason Day was born on 12 November 1987. His birth place is in Beaudesert, Queensland in Australia. He holds an Australian nationality. He was born to a father, Irvin Day, and a mother, Dening. His father was Irish Australian and his mother is a Filippino. His mother migrated from the Phillippines to Australia in the early 1980s, where she met Alvin. He has mixed white ethnicity. He has two siblings, Yanna and Kim.
He attended Kooralbyn International School which had a golf course attached. He later attended Hills International College, which had a golf academy.
Jason Day Career
- Jason Day was only 6 years old when his father enrolled him at the Beaudesert Golf Club.
- He began to win local events at the age of 8.
- He had his first big win at the 2000 Australian Masters junior event on the Gold Coast. He was only 13 at the time. He won with scores, 87, 78, 76, and 76.
- He received the Australian Junior Order of Merit twice as an amateur.
- He won the 2004 Australian Boys’ Amateur.
- He then won the Boys 15-17 division at the Callaway World Junior Championship in the United States in 2004.
- He finished runner-up in the 2005 Porter Cup.
- He was a member of the Golf Australia National Squad.
- He won the NEC Master of the Amateurs in 2006.
- Jason Day professional in July 2006.
- He signed with TaylorMade and Adidas.
- He recorded his best finish of eleventh at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
- He failed to earn his 2007 PGA Tour card. But, he earned conditional status on the Nationwide Tour for 2007.
- He won his first Nationwide Tour event at the Legend Financial Group Classic in July 2007.
- He finished 2007 5th on the money list and earned him his PGA Tour card for 2008.
- He earned a conditional status for 2009.
- He finished second at the Puerto Rico Open in 2009.
- He won the HP Bryon Nelson Championship on PGA Tour in May 2010.
- He earned entry into his first-ever major championship at the 2010 Open Championship.
- He made his first appearance at the PGA Championship in August 2010.
- He tied for second with Adam Scott at the 2011 Masters Tournament.
- He made his U.S. Open debut in June 2011, where he finished second behind winner Rory Mcllroy.
- He moved into the Official World Golf Ranking top-10. He reached career-high ranking at No. 9.
- He finished in third place at the 2013 Masters Tournament.
- He finished in a tie for second place alongside Phil Mickelson at the 2013 U.S. Open.
- He won his first World Golf Championship event at the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. With the win, he reached the career-high ranking at No. 4.
- He won his third PGA Tour event at the 2015 Farmers Insurance Open.
- He collapsed during the second round of the 2015 U.S. Open. It was later revealed that this was due to vertigo. He was diagnosed with it a month ago. He finished the tournament tied for 9th.
- He tied for 4th place at the 2015 Open Championship.
- He won the 2015 RBC Canadian Open.
- He set a new record becoming the first player in history to finish at 20-under-par in a major at the 2015 PGA Championship.
- He won The Barclays and the BMW Championship in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
- With the wins, he reached the World No. 1 for the first time in his career in September 2015.
- He tied for tenth at the 2015 Tour Championship.
- He won his first win of 2016 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.
- He won the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play, his ninth PGA Tour win.
- He recorded his career 10th PGA Tour victory at the 2016 Players Championship.
- He went winless season in 2017. He split from Colin Swatton, his caddie of 11 years in September 2017. Swatton remained as his swing coach.
- He won his 11th PGA Tour win at the 2018 Farmers Insurance Open.
- In 2018, he also won the Wells Fargo Championship, his 12th PGA Tour win.
- He battled severe chronic back pain in 2019. He had suffered back pain since the early 2010s.
- He won 2019 The Challenge: Japan Skins defeated Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy.
- He represented the International Team at the Presidents Cup in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.
- He represented Australia and won the 2013 World Cup.
Jason Day Honors
- 2015 – The Don Award, Sport Australia Hall of Fame
- 2015 – inaugural Greg Norman Medal
- 2015 – Queensland Sports Star of the Year
- 2016 – Greg Norman Medal
How Tall is Jason Day?
Jason Day stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body build of 195 lbs i.e. 88.5 kg. He has an average body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.
Who is Jason Day Married to?
Jason Day is a married man. He is married to an American woman, Ellie Harvey. The couple tied a knot in 2009 and shares 3 children together: Dash, Lucy, and Arrow.
The family lives in Westerville, Ohio. He previously lived in Orlando, Florida, and Fort Worth, Texas.
Jason Day Net Worth
Jason Day earns from his professional career as a golfer. He earns from endorsements and prize money. He signed with TaylorMade and Adidas in 2006. He uses TaylorMade equipment. He signed a deal with Nike reportedly for $10 million a year in 2017. With his sponsorship deal with Nike, his deal with RBC ended. He also has an endorsement deal with Lexus. He earned over $33 million in prize money on the PGA Tour by July 2016. As of July 2020, he earned over $47 million. His net worth is estimated at $40 million.