Queensland town to name street after Jason Day

You know you’ve arrived in the world when they start naming streets after you.

And Australia’s latest major champion Jason Day has been accorded just such an honour in his home state of Queensland.

Jason Day Jason Day (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

It has been revealed that the local council at Day’s former home town of Beaudesert are planning to name a street in his honour.

It seems the street will be named Jason Day Drive to remind locals that the 2015 US PGA champion spent his formative years in the thriving little town about 60 kms south of Brisbane.

According to the local newspaper, the Beaudesert Times, the Scenic Rim Regional Council announced that it had approved the naming of a new street in Oakland Estate after Day, who ascended to become the world No 1 shortly after his PGA victory.

Beaudesert is proud of the fact that Day grew up there and learned to play the game when he was just six-years-old when his father infamously retrieved a golf club from a local tip and handed it on to his son.

He went on to hone his shotmaking skills at Beaudesert Golf Club and showed enough talent to be included in the golf program at the Kooralbyn International School before he moved on to attend the Hills International College.

The Mayor of Scenic Rim, John Brent, told the Beaudesert Times that the street naming was a fitting tribute to the Beaudesert-born sportsman’s achievements on the global stage.

“His connection to Beaudesert and the Scenic Rim and his continued success is a source of immense pride for the community,” said Brent.

“Jason’s prowess on the international golf circuit over the past year has certainly shone a global spotlight on Beaudesert and the wider region.”

Day, of course, made headlines around the world last August when he became just the fifth Australian (behind Jim Ferrier, David Graham, Wayne Grady and Steve Elkington to win the US PGA Championship.

He also added to the historic win by becoming the first player to finish 20-under-par at a major championship.