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The Tour Report

December 16 2012

10:07 AM

No. 25: Jason Day

To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: The most important thing to happen to Jason Day in 2012 occurred away from the golf course as he and his wife Ellie became parents for the first time. He took five weeks off during the summer to get acquainted with baby Dash, but the young Australian figures to be focused on work again in 2013 as his exemption for winning the 2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship has expired.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Day played just 17 events last year but still managed four top-10s. He saved his best for the last as Day closed with a 65 at TPC Summerlin that included a front-nine 28 to finish solo fourth. Day only used 10 putts during his opening surge. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: It was a big year for Jason, as the Aussie became a first-time father and got his haircut. I'm not sure which was more traumatic for him. I know fatherhood was a distraction for him but in the very best of ways. Day will figure out how to juggle his time appropriately and is a good candidate for a breakthrough season and a major title. -- Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Costing just $1.143 million, he might populate more rosters in salary games than anyone else. An ankle injury thwarted a run at the Masters, where he shared runner-up honors in 2011. The birth of his first baby toyed with his scheduling until his son was born in mid-July. Looking to build some momentum into the offseason, he ended a three-year hiatus in the Fall Series and posted a season-best solo fourth at the Shriners Hospitals. Book him for more consistency in 2013. -- Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finishes 4th
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
By the Numbers
Starts: 17
Cuts made: 13
Rounds played: 55
Top-10 finishes: 4
Money List rank: 88th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 7th
Driving accuracy: 184th
Greens in regulation: 169th
Strokes gained-putting: 15th
Scoring average: 27th


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