Abbott I know you don't mind a stir and for the hell of it I don't mind responding.
It has been a little disappointing that Jason has not won as many events as other lesser players but I think if you look at his record then you are a long way off the mark as far as him being overrated.
Firstly as an amateur he won the Australian Junior and Australian Stroke-play championship at a young age and was a Callaway World Junior Champion.
In his very first year as a professional in 2006 as an 18 year old he played in his allowable seven PGA Tour events on invite making the cut in 5.
The following year he became the youngest player ever to win on either the PGA or then Nationwide Tour when he won an event on the Nationwide Tour en route to a great season which saw him easily claim playing rights for the PGA Tour.
He did well enough in his first season (2008) on the PGA Tour to keep his playing status then has gone on to get better each season apart from 2012 when he had a lot of stuff going on off course.
In his major championship debut in 2010 he was a late call up to the Open Championship and made the cut. A month later he finished 10th in his first PGA Championship then in April of the following year finished a remarkable second on debut at the Masters and runner-up on debut again at the US Open.
This year 3rd at the Masters and runner-up at the US Open. and another top ten when 8th at the PGA Championship.
It is very important to remember that Jason is only 25 and that Adam Scott took until the age of 32 to win his first major championship and Norman was 30. It would now be very surprising if Day did not win a major before either of those two did.
That he has won only once on the PGA Tour is in my opinion not all that relevant. He has shown time and time again a capacity to compete at the highest level. In my mind he is very much a big event player.
I wish I had his problem.
Edited by bruce, 10 October 2013 - 04:55 PM.