It’s not uncommon for the phrase “breakout year” to be used on Tour. For Queenslander Jason Day, 2011 was every bit one of those years as he established himself firmly in the highest ranks of international golf.
Day rose to prominence in 2010 after winning the HP Byron Nelson Championship and consecutive top 5 finishes during the FedEx Cup playoffs.
He then stepped into the biggest of spotlights in 2011 and shone. At year’s end, he’d amassed nearly US$4 million in prize money, finished in the top 10 in the PGA Tour Money List and was among the top 10 ranked players in the world.
Day was runner up at both The Masters Tournament and the US Open.
His ranking peaked at 7 in the world following the Bridgestone Invitation in Akron, Ohio in 2011.
As an amateur, Day won both the Australian Stroke Play (2006) and Australian Boys’ Junior title (2004).
PGA Tour victories:
2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Australian Open victories:
Born: 12 November 1987, Brisbane, Qld
Resides: Columbus, Ohio.