Date: August 26, 2015
Author: Bernie McGuire

Day’s historic gift thrills youngster

EDISON, NEW JERSEY; Jason Day won a fan for life today.

The Australian world No.3 gave seven-year-old Andrew Smallwood the best possible show-and-tell item to take back to school – the 52-degree wedge he used to win this month’s US PGA Championship.

Day was on the Plainfield Country Club driving range preparing for The Barclays to start the FedEx Cup and was asked by adoring fans if he would sign autographs.

The Queenslander indicated to a group of youngsters that he would do so after what turned into a 90-minute practice session.

Then, as the 27-year-old walked towards the spectator area, he did so carrying a special gift for young Andrew, who was watching Day practise with his father Kevin, who live in nearby Summit, New Jersey.

"Here. Would you like this?” Day asked as he gave the wide-eyed youngster his wedge.

“It's yours.”

Father and son were taken by complete surprise and asked if the wedge had any “history”.

To their surprise and delight, Australia's fifth PGA Championship winner proudly stated:  "It's the wedge I used all week at Whistling Straits."