On Sunday, the long drought of golfer Jason Day was finally over. In winning the AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament, he won his first major title in nearly five years. The incident occurred during Mother’s Day. After a long battle on the course, he won $2.6 million in prize money.
He began the day by going head-to-head against World No 1 Scottie Schreffler. He was able to get ahead of his opponent after a close battle by making a birdie at the 12th. Later, he would birdie the 14th and fifteenth holes to widen their gap. Day’s birdie at the final hole was a stunning chip. He finished 23 under par.
Jason Day won his first championship in 1,835 years. The 35-year old Australian won his 13th PGA title. Not only was it emotional for him to win a major after five years, but also because he had never won one before. It was a very emotional moment for him, not just because he won a major title after five years.
Jason Day says he almost gave up golf
Jason Day had endured a difficult few years. In a career, there comes a point when things don’t go well. Many people give up after a series of failures. Day was on the verge of calling it quits with his professional golfing.
“I was close to quitting. I didn’t tell my wife, but it was something i accepted because it was an extremely stressful time in my life. I thought, “OK, what is the minimum contract that i must play?” After his win, Day said that he had almost given up.
Day was considered to be at his peak in 2015. He won five times at the PGA Championship in 2015. Day reached the top of the world rankings for this remarkable run. In June of that year, things began to fall apart for Day. Injury was a part of his life.
He was diagnosed as having benign positional vertigo, and even collapsed during the US Open. He continued to suffer from back injuries for the next few decades. During this time, he also had to reinvent the way he swings. Day’s emotional battles with his injuries and the loss of his mother left him in a state of shock, but he was able overcome them. Day proved that even when the going gets tough, you must keep fighting. You will see positive results.