A-Mazing! Jason Day showed why he’s ranked the number one golfer in the world by winning The Players Championship at a canter on May 15. But what do you know about Jason? Let HollywoodLife.com tell you all about the hunky Aussie sports star!
What a performance! Jason Day, 28, is the current world number one in the World Golf Ranking, so it was no surprise to see him lift The Players Championship trophy at the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on May 15. But who is Jason and why do you need to know about him? Let us tell you all!
1. When did Jason start playing golf?
Well, Jason was somewhat of a golf prodigy growing up, just like his hero Tiger Woods. By the age of 6-years-old he was signed up to be a junior member of his local golf club. However, as a junior member he was only ever allowed to play 6 holes per day!
2. He won his first major aged just 13.
Incredibly, Jason, who hails from a small town in Queensland, Australia won the Australian Masters junior event back in 2000 when he was just a young teen.
3. He’s not averse to drama!
At the 2015 U.S. Open, Jason collapsed because of his severe vertigo, which he was diagnosed with just two weeks prior to the major. But what was even more impressive was he came back the next day and ended up tied for the lead in the third round! What a man!
4. Don’t mention LeBron James!
Back in Dec., 2015, Jason took his wife Ellie to a Cleveland Cavaliers game against Oklahoma City Thunder. But with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter, 6’8″ LeBron took a tumble on the court and crashed into Ellie, who had to be stretchered off the court. Needless to say, LeBron did apologize for the unfortunate incident on Twitter!
5. He’s worth a fortune!
Since going pro in 2006 after winning the NEC Master of the Amateurs, Jason has been sponsored by brands including Taylormade, Lexus and Adidas. He’s got an estimated worth of $17 million, and he’s still so young in golfing circles.
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