Jason Day: Who is the man in contention for The Open?

Who is the man tied for 1st place going into the final round?

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The Independent Online

Jason Day is in contention to win The Open heading into the final day of play at St Andrews, tied for 1st place with Irish amateur Paul Dunne and South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen on -12.

Here, we take a closer look at the player whose Open title push gets underway at 14:20:

The Open has been Day's weakest of the four majors over the years, the best finish the Australian has managed is tied for 30th in 2011.

He has yet to win a major in his career, finishing second at the US Open in 2011, and tied for second at the same tournament in 2013 as well as the 2011 Masters.

In total he has eight top ten finishes at majors, from just 18 tournaments, although he is still awaiting that elusive first win.

Day caused concern at last month's US Open, when he collapsed during the second round, later revealed to be suffering from vertigo. He recovered however and eventually finished tied for 9th place.

His highest world ranking position so far was number four, reached in February 2014, although he currently sits in eight position, sandwiched between Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose.

He is the highest ranked Australian golfer at the moment, two places ahead of Adam Scott, the only other Aussie in the top 50.


Day is currently on a career best streak of cuts made, this year's Open taking him to 11, stretching back to the 2013 Masters.


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