By Evin Priest

JASON Day has been knocking on the door of golf’s Major championships for some time now. Along the way, he had nine top 10s from just 20 starts and etched his name into Major folklore when he battled severe vertigo to finish tied ninth at the US Open in June.

So with the five-times US PGA Tour winner’s much anticipated maiden Major comes a sea of congratulations. We’ve collated the world’s reaction to the 27-year-old’s US PGA Championship victory.

First, we contacted the legendary Gary Player for an exclusive comment from the nine-times Major winner on Day’s triumph at Whistling Straits.

“Well, I have been a huge fan of Jason’s for some time now & could not be more thrilled by this superb victory,” Player told Australian Golf Digest.

“Having plugged him to win a major championship for a few years now, I really think he will go on to win even more of the Grand Slam titles.

“What a gentleman. What a role model. What game he has & I think we will be talking about him for years to come. Congrats to him, Ellie & their growing family.

The World Golf Hall of Fame member said Day could, like Player himself, win the career Grand Slam.

“His swing is as good as anybody that plays the game today. He is a driving machine with a superb short game to boot. He can win anywhere, on any course under any conditions. Why not the Grand Slam?”

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