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Torrey Pines is a special place for Jason Day

Torrey Pines is a special place for Jason Day

Dash Day was living up to his name.

As a couple of thousand fans surrounding the 18th green of the Torrey Pines South Course watched the trophy ceremony after Jason Day's win in the Farmers Insurance Open last February, his dark-haired, then-2- 1/2-year-old son, Dash, charged into a bunker and was happily kicking up sand.

Ellie Day wrapped her arms around her husband while Colin Swatton, the man who is far more than Day's caddie and coach, stood off to the side, an enormous smile lighting up his sunburned face.

In seven months' time, Day would have four more victories in his greatest season, including the breakthrough major win in the PGA Championship.

Eleven years...