Jason Day to miss the Presidents Cup in Australia with injury
Jason Day will lose out on the chance to play with a Presidents Cup on home soil after withdrawing from the International Team due to injury.
Earlier this season the former world No 1, that was appointed as a captain’s choice by Ernie Els to the biennial contest, will now miss the occasion.
A back injury has been suffered by day and will be replaced from South Korea’s Byeong Hun An, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for the International Team.
“I’m very disappointed I won’t be coming home to perform in either the Australian Open in Sydney or the Presidents Cup the next week in Melbourne,” Day said in an announcement. “I was very excited about both events.
“I was prepping all week at Palm Springs when I was injured. Frustratingly, I’ve been back issues before along with my health care team decided it best to close down all practice and play.”
Before starting this effort with four top-20s in his first six starts listed three top-10s on the PGA Tour last season.
“I am sorry to hear Jason [Day] was forced to draw from the International Team and I wish him a quick recovery,” Someone said.
“It was a massive surprise to receive a call from Ernie [Els] who advised me that I had been in the team. It’s been a goal of mine all season to be on the International Team and I am honoured to play with in my initial Presidents Cup.”
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