Jason Day was undoubtedly the story of the third round of the U.S. Open, and depending on what happens Sunday, he could be become the story of the year.
Battling vertigo, which caused him to collapse toward the end of his second round, Day battled for a 2-under 68, good enough to tie for the lead by day's end. Let's just say people noticed.
Everyone from media members to fellow competitors to his wife, Ellie, took to Twitter to congratulate the 27-year old Aussie on an incredibly gutsy performance, and based on the social media reaction, you'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger fan-favorite heading into the final round.
My phone! My heart! My husband! @JDayGolf you. Are. The. Man.— Ellie Day (@ellielaneday) June 21, 2015
What an incredible gutsy performance today by Jason Day!!! Amazing!!!!!!— Natalie Gulbis (@natalie_gulbis) June 21, 2015
Jason Day. Strong to very strong.— Gary Williams (@garywilliamsGC) June 21, 2015
WOW! What Jason Day is doing is incredible! He still doesn't look anywhere close to 100% but he is one tough Aussie!— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) June 21, 2015
Jason Day reminding me of Ken Venturi.....— Trevor Immelman (@TrevorImmelman) June 21, 2015
Jason Day is putting in a heroic effort. Much respect deserved.— Joe Ogilvie (@ogilviej) June 21, 2015
Jason Day has always been tops in my book. This fight adds another chapter. If you know his history, you know he's tough.— Kelly Tilghman (@KellyTilghmanGC) June 21, 2015
Jason Day is my new hero— Arron Oberholser (@ArronOberholser) June 21, 2015
I've been covering sports Nationally since 1985.I've never seen a more courageous performance by an athlete in an individual sport than Day.— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) June 21, 2015