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2018 US Open Golf: Jason Day Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 12 November 1987
Birth place: Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
Professional wins: 15
Residence: Forest Lake, Queensland, Australia Westerville, Ohio, U.S
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2006
Current tour(s) PGA Tour PGA Tour of Australasia
PGA Tour: 10
European Tour: 3

Jason Day is a professional golfer from Australia and currently, plays on the PGA Tour. He was ranked at position 1 on the World Golf Ranking in September 2015 following an impressive performance on the field. He first entered the top 10 in 2011 after taking runner’s up position at the U.S. Open tournament. He won his first WGC title in 2014 and reclaimed it in 2016. It was at the 2015 edition of the PGA Championship that Day won his first major title. He scored an impressive 20 strokes under par, which propelled him to position 3 in the world rankings.

Amateur Career

Jason Day was born in Beaudesert, Queensland, and was enrolled in the Beaudesert Golf Club at age 6. He had a competitive career as an amateur. He was accorded the Australian Junior Order of Merit twice. Even though he finished 7th at the prestigious Queensland Open, he was the leading amateur, and in 2009, he went on to win the Australian Boys’ Amateur. This success was not confined to Australia because Day decided to venture into America. At the Callaway World Junior Championship 2004 edition, Day won the Boys 15-17 category. He was the runner-up in the 2005 edition of Porter Cup.

Professional Career

Day turned professional in 2006 after clinching the win for the NES Master of the Amateurs and immediately started participating in the PGA Tour. Even though he failed to earn his 2007 PGA Tour card, he managed to earn conditional status on the 2007 Nationwide Tour. The professional golfer joint won for second place at the Masters Tournament of 2011. He was propelled to position 9 at the Official World Golf Ranking. Day won his first World Golf Championship in 2014 and this achievement pushed him to position 4 in the world rankings.

The professional golfer still has a lot on his golf bucket list even though he has achieved what many players wish to have in their golf careers. In 2015, he was awarded the Don Award and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. That same year, he was also awarded the Queensland Sports star of the year, and in 2016, he was accorded the Greg Norman Medal. The golfer is married to Elle Harvey and they have one son and one daughter together. TheyliveinWesterville, Ohio.