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He Lost 8 Relatives In Typhoon Haiyan. Then He Won His First Golf Tourney in 3 Years.

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Australia golfer Jason Day lost eight relatives, including his maternal grandmother, when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed parts of the Philippines.

Two weeks later, Day won the World Cup after posting a final-round 70 at Royal Melbourne to finish two strokes ahead of Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn. It marked Day’s first tournament victory since 2010.

AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

Day took to twitter to mark the win:

“It’s just been an amazing tournament for me,” Day said later. “My mother, my family, coming down to support me. I’m just so happy the hard work has paid off, and I’m glad it happened in Melbourne.”

AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

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Day took home $1.2 million for winning the individual title, and his play helped Australia win the team portion of the World Cup.

AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

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