Jason Day is a renowned Australian professional golfer. Jason began playing golf at the age of six when his father enrolled him in a golf class. He is former world number 1 golf player. He devoted himself to achieving success in golf. Here is a quick summary of Jason Day’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jason Day Early Life
Jason was born on November 12th, 1987 in Beaudesert, Queensland. His father was Alvin an Australian and his mother Dening a Filipino. He had two siblings; Yanna and Kim. At the age of six, Jason’s father took him to Beaudesert Golf Club where he enrolled him as a junior member, playing six holes a day.
They relocated to Rockhampton when he was eight years old, Jason had already begun winning events in surrounding districts. At the age of twelve, Jason’s father died of stomach cancer. His mother took him to Kooralbyn International School that had a golf course attached. He joined Hills International College that had a golf academy.
Day married Ellie Harvey in 2009. Day and his wife live in Westerville, Ohio. He has a son, Dash who was born in 2012 and a daughter, Lucy, born in 2015. Day’s relatives died in the Philippines in November 2013 due to the Typhoon Haiyan.
Jason Day Career
The turning point of Jason’s golf playing happened when his friend lent him a Tiger Woods book. He used the book as a benchmark during his daily practice. As an amateur, Day led at the Queensland Open and won the Australian amateur and America’s Boys 15–17 division of Callaway World Junior Championship in 2004. He became runners-up in Porter Cup of 2005.
Day turned professional in 2006; winning the Green Jacket at the NEC Master of the Amateurs. He got signed by TaylorMade and Adidas and started playing PGA Tour events. In 2007 he won a Nationwide tour at the Legend Financial Group Classic. This win rendered him the first youngest man to win all three of PGA Tours.
In 2007 he was number 8 on Nationwide Tour money list. He moved to number 5 in 2008 where he earned a PGA Tour card. He retained his card at number 69 in 2010. Jason got his first entry into a significant championship at 2010 open tournament. The PGA Tour money list ranked him 21st at the end of 2010’s season.
At the 2013 US Open Major championship, he finished as a runner-up for the third time. Day’s first World Golf Championship event win was Accenture Match Play in 2014. The win ranked him fourth worldwide. In 2015 he won two of FedEx cup playoff; The Barclays and the BMW Championship. He ranked number 1 worldwide and gained entry to Tour championship as a FedEx leader, but finished tied at number 10.
Awards & Achievements
In the year 2015 Day won the Don Award inSport Australia Hall of Fame. He got an Inaugural Greg Norman Medal and recognized as Queensland sports star of the year. In 2016 He received the Greg Norman Medal.
Net Worth of Jason Day
Jason Day has achieved success all through his life as a golf player. His zeal in playing golf over the years has won him many awards and recognition that are evident across the board. His net worth of $22 million mainly comes from his life as a professional golf player. His wealth is expected to grow in the coming years.
Apart from playing Golf, he is also a philanthropist. Jason and his wife are the founders of the Brighter Days Foundation. The foundation funds and resources organizations in their residential town and assists families in need and animal causes.