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Jason Day

AustraliaAustralia

Start Position
40
Current Position
To Par: +5
Total Strokes: 71 - 74 : 145
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
  • Residence: Forest Lake, Queensland, Australia; Fort Worth, TX
  • Age: 23
  • Turned Pro: 2006
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 6, 8

Got his start in golf from his father, who died when Day was 12. Enjoyed plenty of success at the amateur level, highlighted by his win at the 2006 Australian Amateur Stroke-Play Championship. Decorated amateur career also includes titles at the Australian Junior Championship, World Junior Championship, Queensland Amateur Championship and the Queensland Medal Championship. Played on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2004-2005. Made seven starts on the PGA Tour in 2006, with strong showings at the Reno-Tahoe Open (T11) and the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (T13). Played on the Nationwide Tour in 2007, finishing fifth on the money list. Victory at the Legend Financial Group Classic made him the youngest player to win a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. Later that year, shot scores of 62-63 in the last two rounds of the Xerox Classic, equaling the Nationwide Tour record for 36-hole total. At the time he got on the PGA Tour had health concerns that included diagnoses of swine flu, bronchitis and allergies it was a sinus infection that was stabilized.

Nationwide Tour Victories

(1) 2007,Legend Financial Group Classic Presented by Cynergies Solutions.

Other Victories

Nationwide Tour Wins: 1 - 2007 Legend Financial Group Classic

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$135,185 (156)

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 2, Sony Open in Hawaii. 67 at Round 2, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. 67 at Round 4, Verizon Heritage.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

2009 Season Highlights

Finished T2 at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular for his career-best showing, one stroke behind winner Michael Bradley. Had a chance to birdie the final hole and force a playoff, but missed a 7-foot putt to finish at 13-under along with Brett Quigley. Bradley sank an 11-foot birdie putt earlier to earn the one-stroke advantage...Earned second-best career finish with a fourth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, missing a three-way playoff by a stroke. Advanced 33 spots, from 95th to 62nd, in the FedExCup standings. Shot four rounds in the 60s at Colonial CC, where he is a member and lives nearby...Recorded back-to-back eagles at Nos. 13 and 14 (along with Brian Vranesh) during the final round of the Buick Open, shooting 70 to T28...Finished the season No. 48 in the FedExCup standings after playing in the first three PGA TOUR Playoff events.

Career Highlights

2009: Finished T2 at the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular for his career-best showing, one stroke behind winner Michael Bradley. Had a chance to birdie the final hole and force a playoff, but missed a 7-foot putt to finish at 13-under along with Brett Quigley. Bradley sank an 11-foot birdie putt earlier to earn the one-stroke advantage...Earned second-best career finish with a fourth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, missing a three-way playoff by a stroke. Advanced 33 spots, from 95th to 62nd, in the FedExCup standings. Shot four rounds in the 60s at Colonial CC, where he is a member and lives nearby...Recorded back-to-back eagles at Nos. 13 and 14 (along with Brian Vranesh) during the final round of the Buick Open, shooting 70 to T28...Finished the season No. 48 in the FedExCup standings after playing in the first three PGA TOUR Playoff events. 2008: Rookie recorded his first career top-10 TOUR finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a solo sixth...Posted rounds of 69-65 on the weekend to finish T8 at the Shell Houston Open...Finished the season with six top-25 finishes in 28 TOUR starts. 2007: Made the cut in 14 of 19 starts on the Nationwide Tour with 10 top-25 finishes. Finished the season No. 5 on the money list with $331,542.. In just his second career start on the Nationwide Tour, finished T6 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship...Posted a T4 at the Fort Smith Classic, posting a career-best, 8-under 62 to wind up two shots back of winner Jay Williamson...Shared the lead after the first and third rounds at the LaSalle Bank Open, but a 73 in the final round led to a T9, his third top-10 showing of the year...Won the Legend Financial Group Classic, where a final-round 67 and a tournament-record 16-under-par 268 made him the youngest player to win a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. At 19 years, 7 months, 26 days, he surpassed the previous youngest players to win on the two Tours, including Johnny McDermott's (19 years, 10 months) win at the 1911 U.S. Open and James Oh's (21 years, 5 months, 27 days) victory at the 2003 Mark Christopher Charity Classic. The win made Day the Tour's 20th different winner from Australia and his victory was the 30th overall by that group, also a Tour record. The win began a five-tournament stretch where he posted four top-five finishes, including a T5 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, a runner-up effort at the Cox Classic and a third-place finish at the Xerox Classic. Of particular note was a weekend dual in Omaha with eventual winner Roland Thatcher. Shot scores of 62-63 (17-under par) but still finished one stroke behind Thatcher. His 125 total over the final two rounds equaled the lowest 36-hole score in Nationwide Tour history. Played the front nine Saturday (28) and Sunday (29) at 13-under par. Was named the Tour's Player of the Month in July. Suffered a right wrist injury late in the season which forced him to sit out from early October till the end of the year. 2006: Made all seven previous career starts on the PGA TOUR with strong showings at the Reno-Tahoe Open (T11) and the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (T13). Finished with five made cuts and $174,508 in earnings. 2005: Played on the PGA TOUR of Australasia from 2004-05. Amateur: Won the 2006 Australian Amateur Stroke-Play Championship. Decorated amateur career also includes titles at the Australian Junior Championship, World Junior Championship, Queensland Amateur Championship and the Queensland Medal Championship.

Personal

Got his start in golf from his father, who died when Day was 12. Enjoyed plenty of success at the amateur level, highlighted by his win at the 2006 Australian Amateur Stroke-Play Championship. Decorated amateur career also includes titles at the Australian Junior Championship, World Junior Championship, Queensland Amateur Championship and the Queensland Medal Championship. Played on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2004-2005. Made seven starts on the PGA Tour in 2006, with strong showings at the Reno-Tahoe Open (T11) and the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (T13). Played on the Nationwide Tour in 2007, finishing fifth on the money list. Victory at the Legend Financial Group Classic made him the youngest player to win a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. Later that year, shot scores of 62-63 in the last two rounds of the Xerox Classic, equaling the Nationwide Tour record for 36-hole total. At the time he got on the PGA Tour had health concerns that included diagnoses of swine flu, bronchitis and allergies it was a sinus infection that was stabilized.

Other Information

PGA TOUR rookie recorded his first career top-10 TOUR finish at the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am with a solo sixth. Posted rounds of 69-65 on the weekend to finish T8 at the Shell Houston Open. Finished the 2008 season with six top-25 finishes in 28 TOUR starts. Made the cut in 14 of 19 starts on the Nationwide Tour in 2007, with 10 top-25 finishes. Finished the season No. 5 on the money list, with $331,542. In just his second career start on the Nationwide Tour, finished T6 at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship. Posted a then-career-best T4 at the Fort Smith Classic, posting a career-best, 8-under 62 to wind up two shots back of winner Jay Williamson. Shared the lead after the first and third rounds at the LaSalle Bank Open, but a 73 in the final round led to a T9 - his third top-10 showing of the year. Breakthrough performance came at the Legend Financial Group Classic, where a final-round 67 and a tournament-record 16-under-par 268 made him the youngest player to win a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event. At 19 years, 7 months, 26 days, he surpassed the previous youngest players to win on the two Tours, including Johnny McDermott's (19 years, 10 months) win at the 1911 U.S. Open and James Oh's (21 years, 5 months, 27 days) victory at the 2003 Mark Christopher Charity Classic. The win made Day the Tour's 20th different winner from Australia and his victory was the 30th overall by that group, also a Tour record. The win began a five-tournament stretch where he posted four top-five finishes, including a T5 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational, a runner-up effort at the Cox Classic and a third-place finish at the Xerox Classic. Of particular note was a weekend dual in Omaha with eventual winner Roland Thatcher. Shot scores of 62-63 (17-under par) but still finished one stroke behind Thatcher. His 125 total over the final two rounds equaled the lowest 36-hole score in Nationwide Tour history. It had been posted on three previous occasions. Played the front nine Saturday (28) and Sunday (29) at 13-under par. Was named the Tour's Player of the Month in July. Suffered a right wrist injury late in the 2007 season which forced him to sit out from early October till the end of the year. Made all seven previous career starts on the PGA TOUR in 2006, with strong showings at the Reno-Tahoe Open (T11) and the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (T13). Finished with five made cuts and $174,508 in earnings. Played on the PGA TOUR of Australasia from 2004-05. Enjoyed plenty of success at the amateur level, highlighted by his win at the 2006 Australian Amateur Stroke-Play Championship. Decorated amateur career also includes titles at the Australian Junior Championship, World Junior Championship, Queensland Amateur Championship and the Queensland Medal Championship. Got his start in golf from his dad, who died when Jason was 12.