AGED 12, it was just as easy to see Jason Day’s work ethic as it was his phenomenal talent.

The dedication from Day, who also has two older sisters, was evident early on. He taped a list of goals above his bunk at school and was early to bed/early to rise, often waking at 5.30 am to practise for a couple of hours before class at the Hills International College.

Day broke 70 for the first time at age 12 and by 15 had read a biography on Tiger Woods, something that would prove inspiring and push him to work even harder.