Golfing Getaways Blog

22 September 2015

Australian Jason Day, World #1

Golf has a new Australian World Number 1 with 27 year old Jason Day reaching the sports highest peak with a six shot victory in The BMW Championship. Day leapfrogged Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy to become the third Australian to be ranked the world’s best player.

Day’s form over the past two months has been incredible having also won The Canadian Open, The USPGA Championship, and The Barclays since his narrow miss at the Open Championship in July.

He follows Greg Norman, who was the first Australian to hold the Number 1 ranking in the 1990’s and Adam Scott who held the mantle for 11 weeks in 2014. Norman was the world’s best player for a total of 331 weeks with his consistency key to his long reign at the top.

Many expect Day, Spieth and McIlroy to become the next ‘Big Three’ as Nicklaus, Palmer and Player had been in their heydays and with the calibre of golf these three young guys are playing, those predictions may not be far wrong.