Jason Day and wife expecting fifth child week after Tour Championship

PGA Tour star Jason Day confirms wife Ellie is due to give birth to the couple's fifth child just after the Tour Championship. 

Jason Day and wife expecting fifth child week after Tour Championship

Jason Day has revealed his wife Ellie is due to give birth to the couple's fifth child next week but that she has told him to continue competing in the Tour Championship as planned and go and win it too. 

With the due date not until September 5, Day's wife Ellie has put her husband's mind at ease by telling him to compete in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup finale. 

"I’m pretty excited for our family to grow," Jason Day told Golf Digest

Day, 35, added: "Ellie said, ‘You're not likely to make it back in time if I do go into labor. We're having a home birth. She said I may as well just play the tournament and try to win.

"I'm just hoping that Ellie holds out another week or two weeks and I can be there and spend some time with my family. I think if this was my first [child], I’d be a little bit more nervous about it."

Jason and Ellie have four children: a son named Dash, daughter Lucy and two sons named Arrow and Ozzie. 

Born Elliot Harvey, Ellie Day is two years younger than her husband. When she's not travelling the world and supporting her husband, she can be found working as the president of the Brighter Days Foundation. 

Unsurprisingly, Brighter Days was founded by the couple. The foundation provides funding and resources to some of central Ohio's most impactful organisations. 

Day will certainly need to do plenty of pushing this week if he is to win the FedEx Cup for the first time in his career as the former World No.1 starts nine strokes behind leader Scottie Scheffler.

This is because Day is starting at 1-under par in the staggered scoring start that has been in effect since 2019. 

Rory McIlroy holds the record comeback win starting out in the Tour Championship.

That was six strokes last year, which was also the same margin he found himself behind heading into the final round.

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Therefore Day will need to set a new PGA Tour record this week if he is etch his name on the FedEx Cup.

The winner of the FedEx Cup takes home a cool $18m bonus. 

Day, who returned to the winners' circle with victory at the Byron Nelson earlier this season, said: 

"I've got to play some of the best golf have ever played and I need a little bit of help, too. It's nice in a sense that at nine shots back, you can just go out and play and not have to worry about being around the lead. I'm hoping to rekindle some of that form and iron play from earlier this year and continue to drive it well.”

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