Golf may not command the same physical aggressiveness or the spirited action as most other popular sports do but it does share a similar level of popularity and following, which has made it a lot more than just a rich man’s game. The test of human accuracy and creativity that the sport demands have transformed men like Jason Day from ordinary men to internationally recognized superstars.
Jason has been a professional golfer since 2006 and in that time, he has worked his way to the top of the sport, winning several competitions and planting his flag as a World Number One golfer. The career journey of the Queensland-born golfer is an interesting one and you will explore it among other facts about him below.
Early Life and Career
He was born in Beaudesert, Queensland in Australia to an Irish Australian father and a Filipino mother on the 12th of November, 1987. His multi-racial roots make his ethnicity a diverse one. Jason Day was six years old when he got his first introduction to golf through his father who enrolled him in a golf club for his birthday. As a junior amateur golfer, Jason won a number of competitions that showed his potential as a professional golfer.
Jason’s academic history includes time at Kooralbyn International School where he also continued training as a golfer, winning his first major competition at the age of 13 in the 2000 Australian Masters Junior event. Before he became a professional golfer, he won a few more competitions as an amateur golfer, including being awarded the Australian Junior Order of Merit twice and along with a victory at the Callaway World Junior Championship.
His professional journey began in July 2006, and he has climbed to the summit of the sport ever since. Jason Day has competed in the PGA tour where he has won 12 times and in the European tour where he has 3 wins to his name. As he piled one victory after the other, he achieved the remarkable achievement of being crowned world number one in 2015 when he won the PGA Championship. Jason Day has equally finished as second in other major championships like the Masters and the U.S Open. Since he turned pro, he has received a number of awards, including the Greg Norman Medal and the Queensland Sports Star of the Year award, among others.
Jason Day’s Net Worth
Jason Day grew up in a financially struggling family but today, he is a millionaire. It is an inspiring story of a journey of talent and hard work that has seen him accrue an estimated net worth of $40 million, having earned over $40 million in career earnings and has a number of endorsement deals with major brands like Nike and Swing Oil.
Family Life: Wife and Kids
Jason Day has been married to his wife, Ellie Harvey since 2009 after he met her for the first time in a bar where she worked as a waitress in 2005. Although a relationship did not begin immediately until after a year when victory in one of Day’s tournaments made both of them take the plunge.
Since they got married, they have given birth and are raising two children together, the first being a son named Dash who was born in July 2012 and a daughter named Lucy who was born in November 2015. The family currently reside in Westerville, Ohio.
Meet His Mother
As for his mother, Jason Day was born to Dening Day and father, Alvin Day. His mother is a Filipino who was born in the Philippines. She relocated to Australia sometime in the late 1980s. His mother’s origins make Jason Day a multiracial child considering his father was an Irish Australian.
He was raised by both of them along with two other siblings named Yanna and Kim for the first twelve years of his life. His father passed away due to stomach cancer when he was 12 years old. Jason was then raised by his mother alone who helped continue his life as a golfer by enrolling him at Kooralbyn International School.
How Tall is Jason Day?
We mentioned earlier that golf does not share the similar demands of physical perfection as most other sports do but it does require a level of physical healthiness and Jason Day has been able to maintain that as one of the top players in the world.
His healthy physique is built on a body with a height of 6 feet and a bodyweight of 88.5kg. Additionally, he has dark short hair and dark-coloured eyes.