15 Things You Didn't Know About Jason Day

Get to know former World Number One Jason Day a little better...

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Get to know former World Number One Jason Day a little better...

15 Things You Didn't Know About Jason Day

Get to know Australian professional Jason Day a little better with these 15 facts.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Jason Day

1. He was introduced to the game by his father who sadly passed away when Jason was just 12 years old

2. His coach and former caddie Colin Swatton persuaded him to attend golf college in Australia, where Day read and was inspired by a Tiger Woods book and used Woods' achievements by age to measure his own progress

3. He has a street named after him in his hometown of Beaudesert, Australia (south of Brisbane). They named it 'Jason Day Drive' after his 2015 season

4. His 2015 season was the best of his career, reaching the World No.1 spot, winning his maiden Major at the USPGA Championship and four other PGA Tour titles.

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5. Also in 2015 he won the Don Award by Sport Australia Hall of Fame and was the inaugural recipient of the Greg Norman Medal. He also won the Queensland Sports Star of the Year award and won the Greg Norman Medal again in 2016

6. His mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and given just 12 months to live in early 2017. She has the cancerous mass removed from her lung and is now recovering several years later

7. His career earnings exceed $48m

8. He now lives just outside of Columbus, Ohio

9. He turned professional in 2006 after winning the Australian Amateur Stroke Play, Master of the Amateurs and Queensland Amateur

10. He married his now-wife Ellie in 2009. They have three children together, a son named Dash, a daughter named Lucy and another son named Arrow

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11. His father was of Irish-Australian descent and his mother is of Filipino descent

12. Eight of his Filipino relatives, including his grandmother, died in Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

13. His birthday is on November 12th.

14. He has won 17 times as a pro including one Major, 12 PGA Tour victories and two WGCs

15. He has spent 51 weeks atop the Official World Golf Ranking

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x