After withdrawing from the WGC-Dell Match Play last week, Jason Day said on Monday that he’s not necessarily going to play the Masters either. Day withdrew from the Match Play to.
Day’s mom had surgery at the end of last week, but he is awaiting a prognosis.
“Obviously, I’m still nervous because we’re still waiting to see ... if it has spread or not,’’ Day told the Associated Press on Monday in a conference call. ‘’From there, we have to kind of come up with a game plan whether to go chemo -- a form of chemo radiation -- or something else. It’s still kind of a bit of an emotional time for me.”
Day is slated to arrive at Augusta National later this week to start preparation for the 2017 Masters. His wife Ellie even posted some photos of their kids in their Par 3 Contest outfits and said “Believing for a miraculously quick recovery and mama D (Dening) making the glorious trip to #AugustaNational next week.”
But Day noted that his appearance at the Masters is still up in the air at the moment.
“My mom told me not to worry about it,’’ Day said. “It’s hard to do that. It’s easy to say ... but it’s really, really difficult. So currently I’m scheduled to play Augusta ... but if things don’t come back the way we want them, I don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s very, very difficult to even think about playing golf when a loved one is going through such a traumatic experience.”
Day has had a ton of success at the Masters in recent years. He finished T2 in 2011, third in 2013 and T10 last year in windy, cold conditions.
Hopefully his mother’s condition will improve, the Days will receive good news and the No. 3 golfer in the world will be ready for Augusta next week.