World Cup champion Jason Day said Sunday that he will donate a portion of his $1.5 million prize money to the victims of the devastating typhoon in the Philippines.
The Nov. 9 tragedy claimed the life of more than 5,000 people, including eight of Day’s relatives. He won the World Cup less than two weeks after learning of their deaths.
“We will most likely set something up (for the victims) and I will definitely be giving some money and trying to raise awareness to what has really happened over there,” Day said, via the Sydney Morning Herald.
Day’s mother and sister were at Royal Melbourne over the weekend as he captured his first title since May 2010. Team Australia – Day and Adam Scott – also won the team portion by 10 shots.