Jason Day Wife, Family, Ethnicity, Net Worth
Australian professional golfer Jason Day is popular as the number one golfer in the 2015th World Golf Ranking. He was listed in world's top ten golfers in 2011. Jason is also a winner of 2015th PGA Championship and was ranked in the third position in the world. He was also awarded Mark H. McCormack Award in 2016.
What Is Jason Day's Net Worth?
Jason has collected a net worth of $20 Million. He derived the eminent part of his net worth from his career in golf. As per Business Insider, Jason receives over $10 million per year from Nike to wear its swoosh. In the year 2016, he won the Players Championship with the worth of $1.89 million.
In September 2016, Nike signed Jason to a new deal to wear its shoes, apparel, and hat. Alongside Nike, his current sponsors include Adidas, Concur, Lexus, NetJets, RBC, Rolex, TaylorMade, and Zurich.
Jason won his first WGC title, WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February 2014. He also set a record with 20 strokes under par and ranked in the third position in the world.
Jason stepped into the golf professionally in 2006, at the age of 19. His father sent him to Beaudesert Golf Club where he was enrolled as a junior member.
Jason Day's Married Life: Has Two Children, Tragic Miscarriage!
Jason Day married waitress Ellie Harvey in 2009. The couple, who have been bound in a marital relationship for almost a decade, has two children.
When Jason met his wife Ellie for the first time, she was working as a waitress in Ohio. A year later, the couple started texting each other. Eventually, they fell in love and shared wedding vows in 2009. The pair then went for the PGA Tour together.
Jason Day poses for a picture with his wife on 22 June 2015 (Photo: Twitter)
Jason and his wife welcomed their first child, a son named Dash in 2012. Further, in June 2015, the pair announced that they are expecting a second child via Twitter. Also, Ellie revealed that she was 19 weeks pregnant. The two were blessed with a second child, a baby daughter in 2015.
On 3 November 2017, Ellie announced on Instagram that they are expecting their third child. However, the couple tragically lost their third child to miscarriage. On 12 December 2017, Ellie Instagrammed a photo with her daughter and revealed about her miscarriage to fans.
Jason Day's Family Life
Jason Day was raised by Irish-Australian father, Alvin, and Filipino mother, Adenil. At the age of eight, Jason moved to Rockhampton with his family. His father died of stomach cancer when Jason was 12-years old.
Jason's mom had lung cancer and hid it from Jason. After Jason knew about his mother's cancer, he almost left his career and started giving time to his mother. Though his mother battled through lung cancer and had 12 months to live, she had successful lung-cancer surgery in March 2017. PGA Tour's Ben Everill even tweeted Jason's statement.
Jason Day thanks his well-wishers for praying for his mother during her surgery (Photo: Twitter)
Jason Day has two siblings, sisters Yanna and Kim.
The World No. 3 golfer, Jason Day was born on 12 November 1987 in Beaudesert, Queensland. He completed his schooling from Kooralbyn International School. Later, he went to Hills International College. He belongs to mixed ethnicity (Filipino and Irish).