Not an exclusive club –

August 8, 2020 – Day said: “I grew up in a poor family, we went through some tough times, but so does the majority of the world. “My eldest sister basically raised us because mum and dad were gone at 4.30am and back at 7 at night.”

Heartbreak was to strike when Alvyn died of stomach cancer when Jason was 12. Jason started drinking and fighting.

It looked like he would go off the rails until Dening sent him to boarding school, triggering a chain of events that would lead to him becoming world No 1.

Jason met Colin Swatton at Kooralbyn International School – who until just last month was his full-time coach and mentor. The pair turned Day into a world-beater on the course with 17 professional wins, but more personal tragedy was to strike in 2017.

Day married Ellie in 2009 and soon after welcomed son Dash and daughter Lucy.



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