Who is Jason Day?
Jason Day is one of Australia’s best in recent years, with a major championship and a stint at World No 1 under his belt.
After twice winning the Australian Junior Order of Merit, Day turned professional in 2006. His first few years were played on the Nationwide (now Korn Ferry) Tour, with his first win coming at the Legend Financial Group Classic in July 2007. Day then made history a couple of years later, becoming the youngest Australian to win a PGA Tour event. He was victorious at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May 2010, and that would be the first of 13 wins on the PGA Tour to date.
The Australian became a major champion in 2015, when he won the PGA Championship. He became the first player in history to finish at 20-under-par in a major, with rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 67 at Whistling Straits. It was the third of five victories on the PGA Tour that year, with wins at the The Barclays and BMW Championship, two of the season’s FedEx Cup Playoffs events. He also has runner-up finishes in the other three majors. He has done so twice at the US Open – in 2011 and 2013 – the 2011 Masters Tournament and the Open Championship in 2023.
Day then won three times in the early part of 2016, as he rose to the summit of the Official World Golf Rankings. His victories at the Farmers Insurance Open, WGC-Dell Match Play and the Tour’s flagship event, the PLAYERS Championship, saw him become World No 1 for the first time. He has accumulated 51 weeks at the top of the OWGR during his career.
After suffering from chronic back pain and dropping down the rankings, Day returned to the winners’ circle 1834 days later. He won the AT&T Byron Nelson for a second time to claim his 13th PGA Tour title, and one of the more emotional wins of his career.
Jason Day | An Overview
Name: Jason Anthony Day
Born: November 12, 1987
Residence: Forest Lake, Queensland, Australia / Westerville, Ohio, United States
Turned Pro: 2006
Professional Wins: 18
Highest World Ranking: 1 – September 20, 2015
Best Results In Majors
1x Major Champion – 2015 PGA Championship
– Masters Tournament – T2 (2011)
– PGA Championship – WIN (2015)
– US Open – 2nd/T2 (2011, 2013)
– Open Championship – T2 (2023)
Professional Wins – 18
2007 (1) – Legend Financial Group Classic
2010 (1) – HP Byron Nelson Championship
2013 (2) – ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf Individual, ISPS Handa World Cup Of Golf Teams
2014 (2) – WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Franklin Templeton Shootout
2015 (5) – Farmers Insurance Open, RBC Canadian Open, PGA Championship, The Barclays, BMW Championship
2016 (3) – Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-Dell Match Play, The PLAYERS Championship
2018 (2) – Farmers Insurance Open, Wells Fargo Championship
2019 (1) – MGM Resorts The Challenge: Japan Skins
2023 (1) – AT&T Byron Nelson
Achievements and Awards
Mark H. McCormack Award – 2018
Jason Day | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Ping G430 LST (9º @ 10º, TPT prototype shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade SIM Max (15º, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80 X shaft), TaylorMade Stealth (21º, Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80 X shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4, KBS C-Taper 125 S+ shaft), TaylorMade P7MC (5-PW, KBS C-Taper 125 S+ shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52º-08F, 56º-10S, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60º-T, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Ghost
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X
Shoes: Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour NEXT%
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jason Day
When and where was Jason Day born?
Day was born on November 12, 1987 in Queensland, Australia. He started playing at the age of six, joining his father at the Beaudesert Golf Club.
When did Jason Day turn professional?
Jason Day turned professional in 2006, and took his first professional victory a year later on the Nationwide Tour, winning the Legend Financial Group Classic.
How many PGA Tour titles has Jason Day won?
As of July 2023, Day has won 13 times on the PGA Tour, with a major championship also to his name. He won the PGA Championship in 2015, and he also has a PLAYERS Championship win and two FedEx Cup Playoffs wins to his name.
Who is Jason Day married to?
Day is married to Ellie Harvey. The pair have been married since 2009, and they have four children together, sons Dash, Arrow and Ozzie, and daughter Lucy. Harvey is currently the president of the Brighter Days Foundation.
Did you Know?
One of 12 Australian Men’s Major Champions
Day is one of just 12 major champions to hail from Australia. Peter Thompson won five, with Greg Norman, Cameron Smith, Adam Scott and Steve Elkington among the other Australian men to have won golfing majors.
Day has suffered with vertigo for several years now. He collapsed during the US Open in 2015 after nerves were attacked in his right ear, causing him to lose balance and feel dizzy. That reappeared at the 2023 Masters Tournament, but he continues to take medication to combat the problem.
First 20-Under Major Tournament Score
Day made history with his victory at the PGA Championship in 2015. He became the first man to ever finish at 20-under in a major tournament. That has since been equalled by Henrik Stenson (2016 Open), Dustin Johnson (2020 Masters) and Cameron Smith (2022 Open).
Brighter Days Foundation
Day and Harvey set up the Brighter Days Foundation. According to their website, the foundation “partners with local nonprofit organizations that work to meet basic needs, give hope, and deliver high-quality programs and services with measurable, impactful results, ensuring that every dollar raised goes back into the local community”.
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