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Jason Day Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 15 May 2023 | Comments

JASON DAY produced a stunning final round of 62 to win the AT&T Byron Nelson. It’s his 13th PGA Tour title at the same tournament at which he broke through for his first success way back in 2010, but it was his first since 2018.

All four of his children were in attendance at TPC Craig Ranch, as was his wife, Ellie, who is pregnant with their fifth child.

The 35-year-old Aussie finished the week on 261, 23-under par, to defeat Si Woo Kim and PGA Tour rookie Austin Eckroat by a shot.

For a while, Day wondered if he would ever play pro golf again. Those thoughts surfaced a few years ago at the height of Day’s back issues. He also had to deal with his mother, Dening, being diagnosed with cancer - she passed away last year.

He would hardly practice before tournaments started, saving what little pain-free golf he had for when it mattered. And he seriously considered retiring from the game. But he kept going.

He began working with swing coach Chris Como at the end of 2020. The only goal to begin - get Day swinging pain-free and injury-free.

“We’ve been trying to play the long game with all of this,” Como said. “Set him up to play a long, long time.”

Day played in 22 events in 2021 and 19 events in 2022 - but he barely cracked the top-125 of the FedExCup in both seasons. He recorded more missed cuts than top-25 finishes. For Day, the former No. 1 player in the world who once won seven times in 17 starts, it was hardly a success.

But this year has seen more good days than bad. Day already has seven top-10 finishes, more than the last two years combined. He’s missed only three cuts and finished outside the top-25 only once in the weekends he has made. 

He said: “For some reason, I just thought that I was going to win the tournament. It's easy to say that now because I won it, but that's just - for some reason I just had this sort of calmness about it. 

“Sometimes there are moments in your round that you think, ‘Oh, it's kind of not my time.’ I really never had that thought at all this week.”

Player Profile

Day was born in Queensland on November 12, 1987.  His life changed when he attended Kooralbyn International School, which had a golf course attached. He then moved to Hills International College with his coach Colin Swatton, who would later became his mentor and caddie.

He won the Australian Masters Junior event in 2000.

Day turned professional in 2006 and joined the Nationwide Tour in 2007, winning his first event, the Legend Financial Group Classic, before gaining his PGA Tour card.

His first victory on the PGA Tour came at the Byron Nelson Classic in 2010. He finished second at The Masters in 2011 and again at the US Open the same year. In 2013 he once again finished runner-up at the US Open. In 2014 he won the WGC Accenture Matchplay, beating Victor Dubuisson in an extraordinary final.

In 2015 he won the Farmers Insurance Open. Later that year he missed out on a playoff at The Open by a single shot. But he won the Canadian Open the following week and then added the PGA Championship, defeating Jordan Spieth by three strokes. He also won The Barclays and the BMW Championship and climbed to the top of the world rankings.

The wins continued in 2016 as he claimed the Arnold Palmer Invitational and successfully defended the WGC Dell Matchplay and then added the Players Championship.

In 2018 he won the Farmers Insurance Open again. It was his 11th PGA Tour title but his first in more than 18 months.

He has since battled chronic back pain.

Day collected 500 FedExCup points and picked up $1.71, for winning the Byron Nelson. He climbed from 32nd to 5th place in the FedEx Cup standings and rose from 35th to 20th in the world rankings.

Last 10 Events

AT&T Byron Nelson - 1st

Wells Fargo Championship - CUT

Masters Tournament - T39th

WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play - T5th

The Players Championship - T19th

Arnold Palmer Invitational - T10th

The Genesis Invitational - T9th

WM Phoenix Open - 5th

Farmers Insurance Open - T7th

The American Express - T18th

Key Stats (PGA Tour: 2022/23)

Driving Distance - 303.4 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 62.77%

Greens in Regulation - 69.55%

Sand Saves - 59.15%

Putts Per Round - 28.26

Scoring Average - 69.06

End of Year World Ranking Position

2020: 43

2021: 123

2022: 112

What's In Jason Day's Bag?

  • Driver: PING G410 (10.5 Degrees)
  • Fairway Wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 Degrees) 
  • Irons: TaylorMade P770 (2), TaylorMade P-7MC (3-PW)
  • Wedges: Titleist SM9 (52, 56, 60) & Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Prototype (60) 
  • Putter: TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Tour Limited Red
  • Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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