Who's who: Jason Day

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Who's who: Jason Day

  • Name:

    Jason Day
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Nov 12, 1987 in Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Beaudesert GC / Kooralbyn Intl School
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2006
  • Website:

    https://www.brighterdaysfoundation.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (2015). Presidents Cup player (2011, '13, '15, '17). World Cup of Golf winner (2015, with Adam Scott). Multiple US PGA and European Tour wins. Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.

Did you know?

After a successful amateur career, which included winning the Australian Boys' Amateur in 2004, Day turned professional in July 2006 and started playing PGA Tour events, mainly through sponsors' exemptions. He played on the Nationwide "satellite" tour in 2007, before rejoining the main tour in 2008. He experienced his first PGA Tour win in the Byron Nelson Championship in 2010.

After second-place finishes in the 2011 Masters and US Open, and in the 2013 US Open, Day made his major championship breakthrough at Whistling Straits in 2015. Aged 27, he held off the determined challenge of Jordan Spieth to claim the US PGA Championship title by three shots. Later in 2015, Day became the world's No.1 ranked male golfer.

Top tournaments won by Jason Day

2018
America
278 (-10)
$1,242,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$1,242,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 25-28). Day (Aus) beat Alex Noren (Swe) with a birdie at the sixth playoff hole (par-5 18th). Ryan Palmer (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. A Monday finish (which lasted just one hole) was required when Sunday's play was suspended after the fifth playoff hole as darkness fell. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

2018
America
272 (-12)
$1,386,000
Wells Fargo

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$1,386,000

Title sponsor

Wells Fargo

Played as the Wells Fargo Championship (May 3-6). Second-placed Aaron Wise (USA) and Nick Watney (USA) finished 2 shots behind Day (Aus), who recorded his 12th PGA Tour title. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,890,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Players Championship (May 12-15). Second-placed Kevin Chappell (USA) finished 4 shots behind Day (Aus), who recorded his third PGA Tour win of 2016. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].

2016
WGC
5 & 4
$1,620,000
Dell

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

$1,620,000

Title sponsor

Dell

Played as the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship (March 23-27). Day (Aus) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 5 and 4 in the 18-hole final to win the Walter Hagen Cup and claim back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour. [Austin CC, Austin,Texas].

2016
America
271 (-17)
$1,134,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,134,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (Mar 17-20). Second-placed Kevin Chappell (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Day (Aus). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

2015
America
261 (-19)
$1,485,000
Barclays

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$1,485,000

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as The Barclays (Aug 27-30; first of four FedExCup playoff events). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 6 shots behind Day (Aus), who claimed his fourth PGA Tour title of 2015, and third win in his last four starts. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].

2015
Majors
268 (-20)
$1,800,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$1,800,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (97th) (Aug 13-16 ). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old Day (Aus), who claimed his first major championship win after three second place finishes in the Majors. [Straits Course, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin].

2015
America
Conway Farms
262 (-22)
$1,485,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Venue

Conway Farms

Score

262 (-22)

Prize money

$1,485,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Championship (Sept 17-20; third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Daniel Berger (USA) finished 6 shots behind Jason Day (Aus), whose win took him to the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings for the first time. [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].

2015
America
271 (-17)
$1,044,000
RBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

RBC

Played as the RBC Canadian Open (July 23-26). Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jason Day (Aus), who claimed his fourth PGA Tour title. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].

2015
America
279 (-9)
$1,134,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$1,134,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Feb 5-8). Day (Aus) beat J.B. Holmes (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Harris English (USA) and defending champion Scott Stallings (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

2014
WGC
23 holes
$1,530,000
Accenture

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

23 holes

Prize money

$1,530,000

Title sponsor

Accenture

Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (Feb 19-23). Day (Aus) beat Victor Dubuisson (Fra) at the 23rd hole in the final to win the Walter Hagen Cup. [Golf Club at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].

2014
America
184 (-32)
$385,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

184 (-32)

Prize money

$385,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 11-13; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team and defending champions Harris English (USA) & Matt Kuchar (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jason Day (Aus) & Cameron Tringale (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2013
Aus/NZ
274 (-10)
US$1,200,000
ISPS Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

US$1,200,000

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Played as the ISPA Handa World Cup of Golf (Individual Champion) (Nov 21-24). Second-placed Thomas Björn (Den) finished 2 shots behind Day (Aus). First year since 1999 that an individual scoring award was made; this time with a much bigger prize than for the team event. Team winners: Jason Day & Adam Scott (Aus). [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].

2010
America
270 (-10)
$1,170,000
HP

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Day, Jason

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

HP

Played as the HP Byron Nelson Championship (May 20-23). Second-placed Brian Gay (USA), Jeff Overton (USA) and Blake Adams (USA) finished 2 shots behind 22-year-old Day (Aus), who claimed his first PGA Tour win. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].

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