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.  When 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 Kooralbyn International Boarding School in Australia, where having a golf course attached to the property proved quite beneficial for the young Aussie.  His 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.  That’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 scoring 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. Not bad, Mr. 90%.

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

– DLG

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