Jason Day was born on November 12, 1987. This young Aussie golfer is a member of the PGA tour and winner of the Callaway World Junior Championship in 2004 as an amateur. Born to a Filipino mother and an Australian father, Day started playing the game at the age of six after his father brought him to the Beaudesert Golf Club. He was winning local golf tournaments by the time he was eight.
He attended the Kooralbyn International School which stood next to a golf course, before attending Hills International College which had a golf academy after his old school shut down. However, it was after reading a borrowed book about Tiger Woods that the young golfer was inspired to improve on his game. He won his first major victory at the age of 13 at an Australian Masters Junior event in 2000. Day enjoyed a fairly successful amateur career, receiving the Australian Junior Order of Merit twice. Aside from winning the Callaway World Junior Championship, he also placed runner-up in the Porter Cup in 2005.
He turned professional in 2006 after winning the NEC Master of the Amateurs. Although he failed to earn his PGA tour card for 2007, Day earned conditional status for the nationwide tour in 2007 and won his first victory by July at the Legend Financial Group Classic. The victory made him the youngest man to win on any of the three PGA Tours and placed him 8th on the money list. His victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2010 made him the youngest player to win a PGA tour event, and he capped the 2010 season at 21st place on the PGA money list.
2011 proved to be fruitful for Day as he was able to qualify for the Masters Tournament, US Open, and the Open Championship. The highest rank he was able to achieve in the said Major Championships is landing at 2nd place at the US Open although Day was able to reach T2 and T30 of the Masters and Open Championship respectively.
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