The Next Big Thing? Could Be. Day at the Lumberyard

As the 84 Lumber Classic begins on Thursday, the vigelent eyes of the golf world will shift to teenage "phenomenon" Michelle Wie. And well, Wie deserves it as she tries to make history as the youngest woman ever to make a cut on the PGA Tour. Wie's high aspirations have certainly propelled her to golfing fame despite having no "big" victories, possibly her greatest triumph coming from making a cut at a men's Asian Tour event or her qualifying for the Public Links. Wie will definitely be the most popular teen in the field, but quite possibly the future lies with one of her peers. Jason Day is an 18 year old from Austrailia whose amateur career speaks for itself. Day gave up his amateur status this year so he could play in the John Deere Classic, and he never looked back. In five starts in PGA Tour events, he has made four of those and has nearly had top 10 finishes in two of those events. For those of you keeping score, Wie is 0-6. Though Day has yet to gain huge public support, he certainly has the same high aspirations that the young Wie has. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette said about Jason Day that he, "could be better than Adam Scott and,[...] Greg Norman." Jason Day will look to have a similar finish as tour rookie Jason Gore did last year; victory. Day has an 11th and 13th place finish in the Tour's full field events at the U.S. Bank Championship and Reno-Tahoe Open respectively. The most astounding statistic though is that if he had played two more rounds this year for his statistics to be official he would be the Tour's third longest driver (310) and tenth in accuracy (72%). Day will defnitely be a tour superstar very soon.

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