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Who is Jason Day?

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Jason Day is a professional golfer from Australia. 

 

Originally born in the Philippines, he moved to Australia with his family in the 1980s. There, he began his golfing career as a junior member of the Beaudesert Golf Club. By the time he turned eight, he had started winning his first golfing events.

 

As he got older, he attended Kooralbyn International School, which had a golf course attached. Later, when the Kooralbyn school closed down, he followed his golf coach to Hills International College, where he was able to participate in the school's Golf Academy. After reading a book about Tiger Woods, Day was inspired to start practicing early in the morning, at lunch time and in the evening. This dedication to practice led him to his first major win at the 2000 Australian Masters junior event. He was 13 years old at the time.

 

Here are just a few of his successes during his amateur career: [1]

 

  • Two-time winner of the Australian Junior Order of Merit
  • Seventh place and leading amateur at the Queensland Open
  • Winner of the 2004 Australian Boys' Amateur
  • Winner of the Boys 15-17 division at the 2004 Callaway World Junior Championship
  • Runner-up at the 2005 Porter Cup

 

Day's professional career started in July of 2006 when he won the Green Jacket at the NEC Master of the Amateurs. There, he signed with TaylorMade and Adidas and began playing PGA Tour events right away.

 

During his professional career, he has had the following wins:

 

PGA Tour Wins [2]

 

  • HP Byron Nelson Championship - May, 2010
  • WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship - February 2014
  • Farmers Insurance Open - February 2015
  • RBC Canadian Open - July 2015

 

He also had a National Tour win in 2007 when he placed first at the Legend Financial Group Classic.

 

Additional Wins

 

  • Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge - 2012
  • ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf - 2013
  • Franklin Templeton Shootout - 2014
 
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answered Aug 16, 2015 by blueskies (57,070 points)
selected Aug 16, 2015 by Alexis Arden

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