Some very sad news in the golf world today. Golf superstar Jason Day who has been terrific on Tour despite having only a few wins under his belt lost eight relatives during the horrific typhoon in the Philippines. It’s a very tragic story for the great family of one of the classy guys on Tour and it’s just an awful situation all the way around as thousands were killed from the devastation. Here in the Chicago area, we had a couple of towns that suffered the devastation of destroyed homes, injured people and flooding waters due to a massive tornado that came through and nearly reached downtown Chicago so to hear this is just heart breaking. Why does Mother Nature do such things to our world? It’s one of the things in life that just shouldn’t happen but I know God will be with the families that suffered losses in such a storm. “My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern Day said according to Reuters.
“We feel devastated for all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy.” Jason is known for making his presence known in the majors such as The Masters where he’s finished in the top 10 in the last few years. He’s a player that could have easily had a couple of majors on his resume but just couldn’t finish it as the many other great players made the field difficult for anyone to come out on the top. He nearly won this year’s Masters but Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera got hot and went into a playoff where Scott came out on top. Although Australian, Jason’s mother is of Filipino decent and it was his mother’s side of the family that suffered loses and it is absolutely heartbreaking. He’s a strong classy guy to handle this situation so professionally. It was confirmed that nearly 4,000 people were killed from Typhoon Haiyan and over 1,800 people are missing. I hope that Jason and everyone that lost family members in this horrific typhoon know that we care and hope nothing but the best for them moving forward in hopes of a speedy recovery. Jason is in he top 20 in both driving distance and scoring average this season. May god be with everyone in the Philippines during this tragic time. You can read Rueters story here: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/17/golf-day-philippines-idUKL4N0J20K020131117
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