The Loop

Who's Who In Jason Day's Entourage

By Brian Wacker Illustrations by Eddie Guy
June 09, 2017

Illustration by Eddie Guy

On the surface, golf is the most individual of sports: a lone player lost in thought and in sole control of the outcome. But at the highest levels, its biggest stars operate more like a Fortune 500 company. Jason Day is the CEO, but behind the scenes an efficient support group is at work.

Closest to Day is his wife, No. 1 fan, chef and psychologist, Ellie Day. Colin Swatton, a fellow Aussie who has worked with Day since he was a teenager, is his caddie and swing coach. Among the inner circle: agent Bud Martin, who has been around the game for decades and signed Day when he first turned pro. Day has a medical team, including chief medical officer Jim Bradley, team doctor for the Pittsburgh Steelers; on-call physician Andrew Margolis, in case Day needs mending at a tournament; and family doc Ray Pongonis. There's also nutritionist Randy Grant; director of Jason Day Performance, Jason Spencer; childcare manager for the Days' two children, Katie Eason; director of his foundation's Brighter Days Golf Tournament, Bonnie Upright; financial advisor Jon Koteski of Oakmont Capital; CPA Jeff Jones; and legal advisor Pete Fuscaldo of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl.

That makes 13. Plus Day.

Photo illustration: Keith Richards: George Pimentel/Wireimage/Getty Images • Claret Jug: David Cannon/Getty Images • Swatton: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour/Getty Images • Martin And Ellie Day: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images • Jason Day: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images