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Jason Day

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 165

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The 2016 World Golf Championship-Dell Technologies World Match Play winner Jason Day withdrew from his round one match against Pat Perez, distressed by the news of his mother's cancer diagnosis.
The Australian golfer left the course after six holes before explaining to the media, during an emotional press conference: "My mom has lung cancer. She's going in for surgery Friday. Hard to comprehend being on the golf course. I just need some time away with her." He elaborated that he'll miss the rest of the competition to be with his family. Mar 22 - 5:10 PM

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World No. 3 Jason Day hoisted the Walter Hagen Cup after winning seven matches at the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play, and returns this week for another crack at Austin Country Club.

Arriving fresh off a win at the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational, Day kept his foot on the gas to win seven straight Match Play matches in last year's edition. That included the finale where he ousted Louis Oosthuizen 5-and-4, the largest margin of victory in a championship match since 2008 when Tiger Woods won 8-and-7 over Stewart Cink. Day is no stranger to success at this event, as he also won the 2014 edition at Dove Mountain and finished third the year before that. Instead of being the golfer that arrives off an API win, this year he will have to beat that golfer (Marc Leishman) in addition to Lee Westwood and Pat Perez who round out Group 3. While Day doesn't enter with the same form as last year, his career head-to-head record of 22-8-0 secures his spot as one of the favorites this week in Austin, Texas.
Mar 21 - 9:46 AM

Defending champ and World No. 2 Jason Day conjured a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in today's second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and reached halftime on 3-under 141, down five places on the live leaderboard to T13, seven in arrears to 36-hole leader Charley Hoffman. UPDATE: Day carded rounds of 70-71-75-70, currently T23, 10 back of the leader on the course.

The 29-year-old led by two at the midpoint last year on 13-under (66-65), so he's well off that pace. He mustered eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 0.762 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.036 approaching-the-green. The Aussie went out in birdie-less 1-over, squaring the par-4 eighth (failed scramble). His closest scoring chance thru his first nine holes was 11'7", with nothing else inside of 20 feet. He dialed in his approach to the par-4 11th to within four feet for his first circle, and eagled the par-5 15th from 8'11", dropping a second shot in between at the par-3 14th. Day's proximity to hole in R2 was 37'10".
Mar 17 - 6:02 PM

World No. 2 and defending champ Jason Day constructed a 2-under-par 36-34=70 during round one of his title defense at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Aussie went out early in cold conditions, which really made the golf course play tough. Day remained calm and played very conservative to offset the lack of scoring opportunities the weather provided him. It ended up quite nicely, as his short game was on point from the start. Despite finding just 10 greens in regulation, Day swallowed just one bogey, which came right after the turn for him at the par-4 first hole. Day opened last year's API with a 6-under 66 on his way to a 17-under 271 finish. With Bay Hill playing a bit tougher so far, Day is still in solid position after day one.
Mar 16 - 1:42 PM

World No. 2 Jason Day went wire-to-wire at last year's Arnold Palmer Invitational and returns this week for another crack at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

The Aussie entered last year's API with a 3-for-5 tournament record that included a first-round WD in 2009 (dizziness). The best he had previously pieced together at Bay Hill was a T17, but he took a liking to the freshly-laid bermuda greens, gaining 5.52 strokes putting by week's end. On top of that, Day gained another 4.19 strokes around-the-green, so the short game was clicking from the start. On the whole, he traded 23 birdies and an eagle with six bogeys and one double to lead by himself after every round and eclipse Kevin Chappell by one stroke come Sunday night. More recently, Day opted to skip the WGC-Mexico Championship, citing a double ear infection and the flu. The 29-year-old should be well-rested heading into the week, but the WDs continue to pile up, making him a high-risk, high-reward type of option.
Mar 14 - 10:23 AM

According to Golf Channel's Ryan Lavner, newly demoted World No. 2 Jason Day is out of next week's World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship with a double ear infection and flu.

This is bad news for the tournament's debut (formerly WGC-Cadillac) but timely news for gamers. The 29-year-old lost his No. 1-ranking with T64 at last week's weather-plagued Genesis Open, yielding to tournament winner Dustin Johnson. He was scheduled to make his seventh appearance in the second WGC event of the season, but had never finished inside the top 20 at Trump National Doral; and he's never played the first WGC event of the season (HSBC Champions). Expect to see the Aussie back Mar. 16th for the Arnold Palmer Invitational or Mar. 22nd at the WGC-Dell Match Play, where he's the defending champ in both.
Feb 26 - 10:26 AM

World No. 1 Jason Day orchestrated a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to reach 12-under 275, up six places to T5 with play still in progress.

The was the 29-year-old's eighth appearance and is a sixth top-25 finish and fourth top 10. His best is T4 in 2015 which was highlighted by a 62 in R2. After opening in 69-64, the Aussie co-led with Jordan Spieth and Derek Fathauer, but a third-round 75 dropped him to T11, 10 adrift of eventual 54-hole leader Spieth. He circled five birdies, including back-to-backs at Nos. 1 and 2, and 17 and 18, in between cancelling out eagle-3 at 14 with bogeys at 12 and 16. This was Day's third start of the season, joining a missed cut at the Farmers and T12 at the SBS TOC.
Feb 12 - 5:49 PM

Playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, second-round tri-leader Jason Day labored to a 3-over-par 34-41=75 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to end on 7-under 208, down nine spots to T10 with play still in progress.

After opening in 69-64, the World No. 1 co-led with Jordan Spieth and Derek Fathauer. He went off No. 10 tee and was 6-over thru seven holes, squaring bogeys at 11, 12, and 15, the latter a 3-jack from 10'8", and eating double bogey-7 at 14 after hitting his second OB. The 29-year-old got on the board from 6'4" at the par-3 17th, and then 3-jacked again (from 22'2") for bogey-6 at 18. He did muster four birdies on his inward half, at 4, 6, 7 and 9, three from between 11 and 32 feet, but not before another double at the par-3 fifth after taking three to get on the green. Day hit eight (of 14) fairway and 13 greens in regulation, but lost 2.363 strokes tee-to-green and 1.934 with the flat stick.
Feb 11 - 7:57 PM

Playing Spyglass Hill Golf Course, World No. 1 Jason Day twirled a week-tying-low 8-under-par 32-32=64 in the two-day second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to reach 10-under 133, tying the 36-hole lead with Jordan Spieth and Derek Fathauer, the latter shooting 8-under 64/R2 on Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Barring a disaster in Round 3, the 29-year-old is on his way to improving his record at Pebble Beach to 8-for-8. He kicked off with a four-birdie two-bogey 69 (Monterey Peninsula CC) and was 7-under thru 12 holes of R2 (on Friday) when play was suspended (fog). The Aussie returned Saturday morning to bogey the par-4 13th but bounced back with back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15, wrapping up a nine-birdie one-bogey showing. He mustered just six (of 14) fairways but hit 14 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.429 putts per GIR.
Feb 11 - 12:41 PM

World No. 1 Jason Day contests his eighth AT&T Pebble Beach and has a course rotation of Monterey Peninsula (MP), Spyglass Hill (SH) and Pebble Beach (PB).

The 29-year-old is 7-for-7 at Pebble Beach with five top 25s, three for top 10s, including a T4 in 2015, highlighted by a 9-under 62 in R2 at MP. He built a sizable cushion at the top of the world rankings with five TOUR wins in 2015 and three last year, most recently a wire-to-wire win at THE PLAYERS last May. The Aussie has played in just four tournaments in the last 22 weeks, withdrawing from the last two Playoffs events and finishing T12 at the no-cut SBS TOC and a missed cut (by three) at the Farmers two weeks ago, ending a streak of 19 consecutive made cuts on TOUR.
Feb 8 - 6:23 PM

Playing Torrey Pines North, World No. 1 and pre-tourney co-fave Jason Day labored to a 2-over-par 36-38=74 in today's second round of the Farmers Insurance Open and at 3-over 73-74= 147, missed the cut by three shots.

A total of 79 pros from a field of 156 players made the cut of even-par 144 so a second cut of low 70 and ties will come after 54 holes. As for Day, this is his second consecutive missed cut at the FIO after connecting three straight top 10s, including his playoff win in 2015. He arrived off T12 at the SBS TOC, his only start in the last 21 weeks. Paired in Rounds 1 and 2 with World No. 3 and co-fave Dustin Johnson, and World No. 663 and 7-time champ Tiger Woods -- each of whom MCd, the 29-year-old opened with a five-birdie six-bogey 73 (South) and mustered just one birdie against three bogeys in R2, missing his first cut since this same tourney last year and ending his consecutive cuts made streak at 19. Other notable exits: 145- 2014 champ Scott Stallings; Brooks Koepka, Jamie Lovemark .. 146- Kevin Chappell; Dustin Johnson; Luke List .. 147- Jimmy Walker; Rickie Fowler .. 148- Hudson Swafford; Daniel Berger; Tiger Woods.
Jan 27 - 8:06 PM

World No. 1 Jason Day conjured up a 3-under-par 34-36=70 in today's final round of the SBS Tournament of Champions to conclude his fourth appearance on 13-under 279, up two places to T11 with play still in progress.

Making his first start (anywhere) in 15 weeks, the 29-year-old began the final frame on 10-under (T13) after opening in 70-69-70. He was sputtering along at 1-under thru 17 holes, outpacing two bogeys with three birdies, but canned an 11-footer for eagle on the par-5 18th, the first eagle at the closing hole all week. In total, Day had one eagle and 19 birdies against eight bogeys, and is currently 6th (of 32) in SG: Tee-to-Green (3.146) but 20th in SG: Putting (-0.757). He completed 72 holes for the first time since finishing T15 at the Deutsche Bank four-and-a-half months ago.
Jan 8 - 6:22 PM

World No. 1 Jason Day continued to shake off the rust in round two of the SBS Tournament of Champions, signing a 4-under-par 33-32=65 to reach 7-under 139.

The Aussie gained 2.135 strokes approaching the green today as he peppered 16 greens in regulation. Surprisingly, his flat stick is the last tool to get back in the zone for Day, coming off a long break over the fall. Day uncharacteristically missed three putts from inside 10 feet, losing 0.904 strokes putting on the round. This round could have very easily been a 7- or 8-under round but instead Day will find himself at least four strokes off the lead heading into the weekend. It will take a big round over the weekend to reach the top of the leaderboard, but Day is no stranger to going low on Maui. He holds the co-course record here, firing a closing 11-under 62 in the 2015 edition.
Jan 6 - 8:59 PM

Despite having not completed a tournament in 15 weeks, Jason Day has maintained his position atop the world rankings.

The 29-year-old regained the No. 1 spot with the second of his three wins last season at the WGC-Dell Match Play and has stayed there ever since. In 12 events post-Match Play, he's only had one finish outside the top 25, a T27 at the Memorial. The Aussie's three titles last season -- capped off with his win at THE PLAYERS -- were tied-most with Dustin Johnson, and his five wins the year prior were tied most with Jordan Spieth. Both of his stroke-play wins in 2015-16 were wire-to-wire, making it three straight where he's been the only leader, dating back to his win at the 2015 BMW Championship. Day, who was also the 36-hole leader and 54-hole co-leader at the WGC-Bridgestone before finishing T3, has been idle since a T15 at the Deutsche Bank the first week of September. He withdrew during the final round of the BMW and also checked out after 25 holes at the TOUR Championship.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Taking a page from the playbook of Punxsutawney Phil, Jason Day has announced his plan to hibernate over the fall and winter, allowing ample time to rehab his ailing back.

The Aussie was forced to withdraw from the final two events of the FedExCup Playoffs, due to his back acting up. The 28-year-old informed his Twitter followers with the message, "On the advice of his team physician, world #1 ranked golfer Jason Day has regretfully withdrawn from the 2016 Emirates Australian Open and the 2016 World Cup of Golf." Both events were scheduled for mid-to-late November. Day will also miss a charity event in the Philippines which was scheduled for November 29th. We will update with a return event becomes clearer but for now we can assume the Tournament of Champions on January 5th is likely the earliest Day would return.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 05:13:00 PM