Who's who in golf - Jason Day


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Name: - Jason Day
Country: - Australia
Born : - Nov 12, 1987 in Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia.
Original Home/Club: - Beaudesert GC and Kooralbyn International School
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2006
Web Address: - http://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.


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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

2016Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlBay Hill Club271 (-17)$1,134,000
Played as the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Second-placed Kevin Chappell (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Day (Aus). [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].
2016Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)TPC Sawgrass273 (-15)$1,890,000
Played as The Players Championship. 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].
2016Men WGCWGC - Match PlayAustin CC5 & 4$1,620,000
Played as the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, for the Walter Hagen Cup. Day (Aus) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 5 and 4 in the 18-hole final to claim back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour. [Austin CC, Austin,Texas].
2015Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Conway Farms262 (-22)$1,485,000
Played as the BMW Championship (the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Daniel Berger (USA) finished 6 shots behind Day (Aus), whose win propelled him, for the first time, to the No.1 spot in the official world golf rankings. [Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Illinois].
2015Men AmericaCanadian OpenGlen Abbey271 (-17)$1,044,000
Played as the RBC Canadian Open. Second-placed Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Day (Aus), who claimed his fourth PGA Tour title. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, nr Toronto, Ont.].
2015Men AmericaNorthern Trust, ThePlainfield CC261 (-19)$1,485,000
Played as The Barclays, the 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].
2015Men AmericaSan Diego OpenTorrey Pines279 (-9)$1,134,000
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open. 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. [Final round: South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA. Earlier rounds: North & South courses].
2015Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipWhistling Straits268 (-20)$1,800,000
The US PGA Championship (97th). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 3 shots behind 27-year-old Day (Aus). Day broke through to claim his first major championship win after three previous second place finishes in majors. [Straits Course, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin].
2014Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC184 (-32)$385,000
Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout. 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].
2014Men WGCWGC - Match PlayDove Mountain23 holes$1,530,000
Played as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, for the Walter Hagen Cup. Day (Aus) beat Victor Dubuisson (Fra) 1-up after 23 holes in the final. [Golf Club at Dove Mtn, Marana, AZ].
2013Men Aus/NZWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Royal Melbourne274 (-10)US$1,200,000
Played as the ISPA Handa World Cup of Golf (Individual Champion). 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].
2010Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas270 (-10)$1,170,000
Played as the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Second-placed Brian Gay (USA), Jeff Overton (USA) and Blake Adams (USA) finished 2 shots behind 22-year old, first-time US PGA Tour winner Day (Aus). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].

 

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