A Closer Look: Jason Day’s Recent Run

With the phrase “Tiger-esque” being bandied around when his name comes up, here’s a closer look at Jason Day’s recent blitz of the PGA Tour. The scariest part of his dominance over the past 17 events is that he basically stopped playing golf  altogether for a month at year’s end as his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child.

RBC Canadian Open Win -17
WGC-Bridgestone T-12th -3
PGA Championship Win -20
The Barclays Win -19
Deutsche Bank Championship T-12th -6
BMW Championship Win -22
TOUR Championship T-10th -2
Hyundai Tour. of Champions T-10th -15
Farmers Insurance Open CUT n/a
AT&T Pebble Beach T-11th -9
WGC-Cadillac Championships T-23rd E
Arnold Palmer Inv. Win -17
WGC-Dell Match Play Win n/a
The Masters T-10th +1
RBC Heritage T-23rd -1
Zurich Classic T-5th -13
The PLAYERS Championships Win -15

Total: 17 events, 7 wins, 10 Top 10 finishes, 16 Top 25 finishes

 

For comparison’s sake, here’s Jordan Spieth’s hottest stretch during the 2015 season.

Valspar Championship Win -10
Valero Texas Open 2nd -7
Shell Houston Open P-2nd -16
The Masters Win -18
RBC Heritage T-11th -10
WGC-Cadillac T-17th n/a
The PLAYERS Championship CUT n/a
Crowne Plaza Invitational T-2nd -11
AT&T Byron Nelson T-30th -7
The Memorial T-3rd -13
US Open Win 5
John Deere Classic Win -20
The Open Championship T-4th -14
WGC-Bridgestone T10th -4
PGA Championship 2nd -17
The Barclays CUT n/a
Deutsche Bank Championship CUT n/a
BMC Championship T-13th -11
TOUR Championship Win -9

Total: 19 events, 5 wins, 12 Top 10 finishes, 15 Top 25 finishes

And the gold standard which pretty much every golfer will be judged, Tiger Woods’ 9 wins in 17 events in 2000.

Mercedes Championships Win (playoff) -16
AT&T Pebble Beach Win -15
Buick Invitational T-2nd -14
Nissan Open T-18th -5
WGC-Accenture Match Play 2nd n/a
Bay Hill Invitational Win -18
The Players Championship 2nd -9
The Masters 5th -4
Byron Nelson Classic T-4th -10
The Memorial Win -19
US Open Win -12
Western Open T-23rd -7
The Open Championship Win -19
Buick Open T-11th -13
PGA Championship Win (playoff) -18
WGC-NEC Invitational Win -21
Bell Canadian Open Win -22

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