Jason Day didn’t have much growing up in Queensland, Australia.
In fact, after Day’s father died, his mother had to sell the family home so she could send her son to golf school.
But after long hours, dedication and a tireless work ethic, Jason Day hit the big time in professional golf.
And now his bank account statement has a lot more zeros in it.
Keep reading to learn more about Day’s net worth:
1. Day’s Net Worth Is Estimated at $17 Million
While the exact number is not known, websites have estimated Day’s net worth to be at about $17 million.
He has made a killing on the course, but what isn’t known is how much he makes from endorsements.
But it is safe to assume that number is approaching $20 million.
2. He Has Made Over $23 Million On the PGA Tour
2016 is Day’s 10th season on the PGA Tour and he’s pocketed over $23 million in purse money over that time — $23,690,172, to be exact.
Here’s a year-by-year breakdown:
2016 — $3,671,729
2015 — $2,400,512
2014 — $3,789,574
2013 — $3,625,030
2012 — $1,143,233
2011 — $3,962,647
2010 — $2,904,327
2009 — $1,251,219
2008 — $767,393
2006 — $174,508
His best year was in 2011, when Day finished with a career-best 10 Top 10s.
3. Day’s Endorsements Include TaylorMade & Lexus
Day plays with TaylorMade clubs and is outfitted by Adidas, two very popular brands among professional golfers.
Other endorsements also include Lexus, NetJets and Concur.
Concur is a Washington state-based software company that makes online expense reports for thousands of companies worldwide.
4. Jason & Wife Ellie Purchased a $2.425 Million Home In Ohio
Day’s wife Ellie is an Ohio girl, born and raised in Lucas. Lucas is a town of about 600 and Ellie’s 2004 graduating high school class had roughly 35 students in it.
When Jason and Ellie began dating, they traveled to across America to each tournament in an RV.
That changed in 2010, when Days, who married in October 2009, purchased a $2.425 million home.
The couple stayed in Ohio, moving to Westerville, which is a suburb of Columbus. The sprawling home sits on a lake.
5. Day Came From Humble Beginnings
Growing up in Australia, Day and his family didn’t have much.
He told Golf Magazine he found his first golf club in a garbage heap and bought his clothes at Salvation Army.
Day said he was teased because he looked like a “refugee.”
He didn’t have much luck early in his United States life. He had his 2004 Cadillac EXT stolen from a store parking lot in Texas.
Things have changed. In a big way.