Jason Day Wins Battle Of The Millennials To Clinch PGA Championship From Spieth

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Jason Day shattered the history books Sunday with an epic battle against fellow millennial Jordan Spieth to clinch his first major championship.

Born and raised in a working-class family in Australia, Jason Day has stormed through the ranks of professional golf to stardom. With his astonishing 20-under-par finish at Whistling Straits, Day is the only player in golf history to shoot this score.

For Day, his transformation from growing up poor to one of Australia’s richest athletes is hard to comprehend. When he first started tasting success on the PGA TOUR, Day would refresh the webpage on his bank account because he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

Entering the final round with a three-shot lead over Spieth, Day put on a near-perfect round to keep a healthy gap between himself and newly crowned world number one golfer Jordan Spieth.

As he tapped in for par on 18, Day was in tears before he hugged wife Ellie and their son Dash.

“I didn’t expect I was going to cry,” Day said. “A lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short. To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing.”

Day is a reminder of what it’s like to live the American Dream. Day and his wife Ellie are expecting their second child this November. He is another reminder of the changing landscape of golf, which has for many years been considered too elitist and exclusionary.