Jason Day was forced to retire from the Wyndham PGA Tour Championship after just 18 holes due to a bout of illness.
The official PGA Tour communications team confirmed his withdrawal on social media.
Day will no doubt be frustrated that he had to leave the tournament too soon because he had made a good start to the championship.
The 34-year-old, a 12-time PGA Tour winner, hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation time in the first round at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina en route to a 3-under first round.
That left him with the T-23 on the first day. John Huh shot a 9-under first round while Sungjae Im was only two shots away.
The day’s round also included a 418-yard drive on his first hole of the day. He only had to throw a corner from 112 yards before setting up an easy opening birdie.
Jason Day (ill) is a WD heading into the second round of the Wyndham Championship.
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) August 5, 2022
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The Aussie’s struggles on and off the golf course have been well documented of late.
Day’s last victory was in 2018, at the Farmers Insurance Open. He is now ranked 140th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
In March, he opened up about the passing of his mother Adelal “Denning” Day. She was 65 years old.
He also suffers from back problems. This caused him to miss 14 cuts in 36 starts.
It’s been a mixed bag in 2022 for Day. He missed five cuts in 18 events played. His best finish was a T-3 at the Farmers Insurance Open where he played this incredible shot in the last round.
He finished T-55 in the PGA Championship. He is currently ranked 115th in the FedEx Cup standings.
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