It’s the Dawn of a New Day.

When your record in the last 6 starts includes 4 wins, people start noticing. The recent performances on the PGA Tour have lit a fire in every journalist in the country.  The wins have also slingshotted the boy from down under to the top of the OFWGR, making his life-long dream come true.

It’s always fascinating to uncover another cinderella story, and Day’s history with the game is quite attractive for the not so fortunate came-from-nothing’s of the world. ┬áWhen Jason was 12, his father died of stomach cancer. Day and his two sisters had a rough go of it.

“Losing a family member so young, especially losing your dad, it’s a pretty big loss in your family. It broke up our family a lot. My sister and I, we went pretty badly. There was me getting in trouble at school, doing stupid stuff,” Day said.

His mother took out a second mortgage on her home, and sent him off to the┬áKooralbyn International Boarding School in Australia, where having a golf course attached to the property proved quite beneficial for the young Aussie. ┬áHis first big win in golf came at the Australian Masters junior event on the Gold Coast at age 13 where he rang in a four day total of 317. ┬áThat’s only a mere 55 stroke difference than his most recent win on the PGA Tour at the BMW Championship.

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Yes, Day has truly gone down under here in the US this PGA Tour Season, playing to a remarkable:

223 UNDER PAR 

…in 20 starts.

I don’t know that this game can ever be conquered, but Jason Day sure is making a run at it.

He’s leading the tour in┬áscoring average (68.85), leading in birdie average, (4.71), and leading in birdie or better conversion (37.25%) meaning when he hits the green in regulation (or under) he makes birdie nearly 40% of the time. How’s that for a confidence booster?

That’s not surprising considering out of 941 attempts from inside of 10′, he’s made 844.┬áNot bad, Mr. 90%.

Congratulations, Jason. Welcome to the Dawn of a new Day.

– DLG

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