Jason Day still feels he is underachieved after more than eleven years of several wins on the PGA Tour, reaching the status of World No. 1 and playing in 4 Presidential Cup teams. In an interview with Golfwold’s Brain Wacker published on October 11, 2018, Day confessed that his performances and achievements dim in comparison with the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy who dominated the world of Golf for 13 years.
Perhaps he is just being modest and keeping a low profile, there are lots of golfers who will give anything to be where he is. Here’s a close look at the life of former World No.1 golfer, Jason Day.
Jason Day’s Bio, Ethnicity
Born in Beaudesert town in the Scenic region of Queensland, Australia on November 1987, the father of the Australian Professional golf player and member of the PGA are an Irish Australian and his mother, a Filipina who migrated to Australia in the early 1980s. Day’s interest in the game of golf began in a golf club in his locality when he enrolled as a junior member. At the age of 8 when his family relocated to Rockhampton, Jason was already winning in various events. Jason Day identifies as a multi-ethnic Australian.
Day got his first big win when he was 13 as he won the 2000 Australian Masters Junior event the Gold Coast city of Australia. He won the Australian Junior Order of Merit award twice as an amateur and was 7th leading Amateur in Queensland Open. Day went to the United States and played in the Callaway World Junior Championship in 2004. He was runners-up in the 2005 edition of Porter Cup and also made the Golf Australian National team.
His professional career began in July 2006, the same year he was endorsed by Taylor Made and Adidas and began to take part in the PGA Tour competitions. In 2007, he set a new record as the youngest player to win 3 PGA tours in the Legend Financial group Classics.
By May 2010, Jason Day had become the youngest Australian to win a PGA event when he won the HP Byron Nelson Championship. When professional golfer, Greg Norman withdrew, Day got his opportunity to be part of his first Open Championship. He won his first world title on February of 2014 in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship beating French Victor Dubuisson. With that win, Day ranked 4th in the world. He defeated American B. Holmes to win Farmers Insurance Open in February 2015.
Day collapsed during the 2015 US Open due to vertigo. He was too weak to play the following day and ended the third round ranking 9th. On recovery, Jason Day went on a winning streak that continued to The Barclays and BMW Championships which he won and became world No. 1 on September 20th, 2015. The pro golfer parted ways with his mentor, coach and father figure, Colin Swatton, on the 13th of September 2017.
He went home with the Farmer Insurance Open title for the second time in his career in January 2018 after beating Ryan Palmer in the sudden death play-offs.
Jason Day was Forbes’ Richest Golf player in 2016 and currently has a net worth of $40 million according to Celebrity Net worth. the sum is an awesome amount which he has amassed from his golfing career and various endorsements deals he has enjoyed over time.
Family – Mother
Jason Day’s mom battled with lung cancer. She kept it from her family for a while but Jason found out and almost quit his career giving care to his mother. Fortunately, in March 2017, she underwent a successful lung cancer surgery and survived the ordeal.
Wife and Son
Jason Day is married to Ellie Harvey. The couple met in a restaurant in Ohio where Elle worked as a waitress and got married shortly in 2009. On December 17th, 2915, Ellie, Jason Day’s wife, was injured during a basketball game when the then-Cleveland Cavaliers player, LeBron James fell on her as she was seated on the front row of the court while watching the game. She was stretchered out of the game and hospitalized.
Jason and Ellie have two kids. A son, Dash, who was born in 2012 and a daughter, Lucy, born in November 2015. The couple lost a baby after Ellie suffered miscarriage on December 12, 2017. That has not reduced the love Jason Day has for his beautiful wife one bit.
The Australian Golfer is 6 ft (1.83 m) tall which is quite a good thing as it gives him buoyancy across the playfield for his long swings, besides that his weight of 88 kilograms (194 lb) steady his frame.