26-year-old Jason Day had a successful 2013 on the links, recording multiple top-10 finishes and winning both the individual and team titles at the World Cup of Golf in November. But his success was made all the more impressive due to what he endured away from the course, including the tragic loss of eight of his relatives in Typhoon Haiyan just days before the World Cup began.
Day spoke about that difficult week to Reuters:
That was obviously a very emotional week and to win the World Cup the way we did and then win the individual (title) on top of that, plus to have my family in town, was pretty special.
I have played some pretty solid golf over the last three weeks so overall it’s been an up-and-down roller-coaster, as you would think. But I am very happy with how I have handled myself, through the good and the bad.
It would have been the easiest thing for me to just go ahead and pull out of the tournament with what had been going on … but I really wanted to play with Adam and try to win the World Cup, and we achieved that which was great.
Day said his big goal for 2014 is to win a major. He finished third at the Master’s this year and tied for second at the U.S. Open.
We wish him the best of luck going forward.
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