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Palace lauds Fil-Aussie golfer Jason Day

/ 11:07 AM August 17, 2015
Jason Day, of Australia, hits out of a bunker on the second hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. (AP Photo/Jae Hong)

Jason Day, of Australia, hits out of a bunker on the second hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. AP

Malacañang has extolled Filipino-Australian golfer Jason Day for winning the 2015 PGA Championship on Sunday (Monday Philippine time) in the United States.

In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Filipinos were proud of the Day’s achievement.

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“Binabati namin ang Filipino Aussie golfer na si Jason Day sa kanyang tagumpay sa 2015 PGA championship (We congratulate Filipino Aussie golfer Jason Day for winning the 2015 PGA Championship),” Coloma said.

The Palace official said that Day’s mother, Dening, hailed from Leyte province. She took care of Day after his father passed away when he was just 12-years-old. They migrated to Australia in the 1980s.

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The 27-year-old golfer’s grandmother and seven relatives died during the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda” in 2013.

“Tunay na maipagmamalaki ng Pilipinas ang kampeon na si Jason Day (Filipinos can be truly proud of Jason Day),” Coloma said.

Day shed tears upon winning the 2015 PGA Championship.

“I didn’t expect I was going to cry. A lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short,” the golfer said.

He added, “To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing,” the golfer said.

READ: Fil-Aussie Jayson Day wins PGA Championship

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