Defending PGA champion Jason Day enters the final round at Baltusrol aiming for back-to-back wins, something that only Tiger Woods has done in recent history. Day is one shot behind leader Jimmy Walker.
The 29-year-old won the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits for the first major victory of his career.
As Day vies for the Wanamaker Trophy, here’s what you need to know about his career earnings, wins, and net worth.
1. He Has Raked in $33.5 Million on the PGA Tour
The World No. 1 has earned $33,503,288 while playing on the PGA Tour. In 2015, Day pocketed over $9.4 million in prize money, a career-best. And that’s not including lucrative sponsorship and endorsement deals.
Day is ranked 19th on ESPN’s All-Time Money Leaders in professional golf.
Here’s a breakdown of Day’s PGA Tour career earnings:
Day has a chance to increase his earnings this weekend at the PGA Championship. The purse is $10 million that will be split among the 86 players that made the cut at Baltusrol Golf Club. The winner will earn $1.8 million.
2. He Has Won 10 PGA Tour Events
The Australian golfer has won ten PGA Tour events in his 10-year career. His most recent win came in March at the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. The victory marked his eighth PGA Tour event.
2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship
2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
2015 BMW Championship
2015 The Barclays
2015 PGA Championship
2015 RBC Canadian Open
2015 Farmers Insurance Open
2016 The Players Championship
2016 World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play
2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
In 2016, he has notched eight Top 10 finishes, and 13 Top 25.
3. His Net Worth is Estimated at $17 Million
Although the exact figure of Day’s net worth is unknown, several websites have reported his net worth to be somewhere between $17 million to $20 million.
Day started playing golf at the young age of six when his father took him to the Beaudesert Golf Club, and enrolled him in a junior membership.
4. His Caddie Is One of the Top Earners on the PGA Tour
Day first met his caddie, Colin Swatton when he was 12 years old following his father’s passing. 16 years later, Swatton is still a huge part of his success on the golf course. Swatton said he was filled with pride after Day’s first major championship win at the 2015 PGA Championship.
“This seals it. This seals the whole year basically,” Swatton said. “This makes me incredibly proud. To stand on the 18th green and share that moment…I knew with the work ethic and the drive and the motivation, the skills would develop over time. He’ll continue to grow and get better.”
In a press conference following his 2015 PGA Championship win, Day spoke of his relationship with Swatton:
He’s been there for me since I was 12 1/2 years old,” Day said in his press conference. “I mean, he’s taken me from a kid that was getting in fights at home and getting drunk at 12 and not heading in the right direction, to a major champion. And there’s not many coaches that can say that in many sports. So, he means the world to me. I love him to death.
Swatton helped Day capture five PGA Tour wins in 2015, and earn over $9.4 million in prize money. That led Swatton to earn more than $1 million in 2015, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Caddies are typically paid 8 to 10 per cent of their golfer’s earnings.
5. He Has Several Endorsement Deals Including Lexus, Rolex & TaylorMade
Day has several lucrative sponsors and endorsements which include TaylorMade clubs, Adidas, Rolex, RBC, Lexus, NetJets and Concur.
He also established his own foundation with the help of his wife , Ellie. The “Brighter Days Foundation” provides funding and resources to a variety of projects and organizations whose missions match Jason and Ellie Day’s desire to help families in need, according to the website.
Their goal is to “ensure everyone has a chance for a brighter day and a brighter future.”