Jason Day’s Career Earnings & Wins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jason Day, Jason Day PGA Championship, Jason Day Wanamaker Trophy

Jason Day poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2015 PGA Championship with a score of 20-under par at Whistling Straits on August 16, 2015. (Getty)

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:

2006– $174,508
2008– $767,393
2009– $1,251,219
2010– $2,904,327
2011– $3,962,647
2012– $1,143,233
2013– $3,625,030
2014– $3,789,574
2015– $9,403,330
2016– $6,482,028

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

Jason Day, Jason Day PGA Championship, Jason Day Whistling Straits

Jason Day reacts after sinking a putt on the 17th green during the third round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits at on August 15, 2015. (Getty)

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

Jason Day, Jason Day win, Jason Day BMW Champsionship

Jason Day celebrates with the winner’s trophy after the Final Round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on September 20, 2015. (Getty)

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

Colin Swatton, Jason Day, 2015 PGA Championship

Jason Day and his caddie Colin Swatton react after winning the 2015 PGA Championship with a score of 20-under par at Whistling Straits. (Getty)

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.”

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