9 Things You Didn’t Know About Jason Day

Jason Day

Jason Day won his first major championship this weekend in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. He finished three strokes clear of second-place Jordan Spieth, and didn’t really give anyone else a chance.

As well as winning his first major title, Jason Day also set a new world record, taken away from Tiger Woods. Day finished the PGA Championship at 20-under-par, a stroke better than Tiger’s best major-winning score. He didn’t even realise he had achieved this feat until he walked off the course.

Here are some interesting things you probably didn’t know about Jason Day.

  1. Day was so poor when growing up that the first golf club he used was a 3-wood that his dad had salvaged from the local dump. Sadly, his father died when Day was aged 11, resulting in problems during his teenage years.
  2. Colin Swatton, Day’s long-time coach and caddy, helped him to turn his life around following the death of his father. Swatton encouraged Day to use golf as a way of keeping him out of trouble. “He means the world to me,” Day said. “I love him to death.”
  3. Day made some waves when he voiced his plan to become the best in the world. “I’m sure I can take [Tiger Woods] down. My goal is to be the No. 1 golfer in the world and I want to chase Tiger.” It looks like Tiger is now chasing Day…
  4. Prior to his breakthrough win at Whistling Straits this weekend, Day has already had nine top-10 finishes in just 20 major starts, in three of which he was runner-up.

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