Day's story can melt the most cynical among us. He captured a portion of his biography in a "Letter to My Younger Self" at The Players' Tribune.
Dear 12-year-old Jason,
I'm telling you the truth, but you're laughing.
There's no chance, you're thinking. No chance. You're thinking I'm crazy. You're thinking that nothing, right now, could be further from possible. You're staring out at that vast, blue Beaudesert sky — it's all sky — and you just can't see it.
But trust me on this one.
You're going to be the No. 1 golfer in the world.
No — I'm serious, mate. No. 1. The top of the mountain.So, if you're looking for some inspiration as you begin this Thanksgiving week (if you're in America), read Jason's entire letter. It's good stuff.
Also, in case you missed it, below is "The Jason Day Story" produced by his sponsor RBC. It's very good.