MANILA, Philippines – Rory McIlroy is the current toast of the golf world, thanks to his dominant victory in the US Open.
But golf fans should not sleep on Jason Day, who came in second to McIlroy and has finished in the top 10 of five PGA events this year.
The 23-year-old Filipino-Australian is enjoying a brilliant 2011 season; He is ranked number 9 in the world and is currently Australia's top ranked golfer.Day was born to an Australian father and a Filipina mother, who were both employed as meat workers in Queensland.
Day was unable to provide a serious threat to McIlroy in the US Open, but the Fil-Australian is determined to bounce back this November in the Australian PGA Championship; It will be his first time to compete in the event.
"This year will be big. It's going to be a great field and I'm looking forward to playing well in front of my friends and family and all the young golf fans."
Day is determined to improve his ranking and reach the pinnacle of the golf world.
"I want to become No. 1 in the world. I was taught in my life, by my parents, that you don't get anywhere without working hard," he said.
With reports from abs-cbnNEWS.com and Agence France-Presse