Jason Day chooses Hero World Problem as an alternative of Australian Open


Jason Day has chosen a visit to the Bahamas to play in Tiger Woods’ Hero World Problem as an alternative of coming dwelling for an Australian Open that will probably be jam-packed with the most effective native expertise.

Australian golf officers had spoken to the resurgent Day, who climbed from as deep as 150 on the rankings to again inside the highest 25 this 12 months on the again of his first win since 2018, and had been hopeful of him enjoying for the primary time since 2017.

However Day cited the delivery of his fifth youngster in September as a purpose for knocking again a visit to Australia for the mixed-gender Open, which will probably be performed at The Australian and The Lakes Golf Golf equipment in Sydney from November 30 to December 3.

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It hasn’t, nonetheless, prohibited Day from becoming a member of the elite 19-man discipline for Woods’ annual occasion within the Caribbean that can embody seven of the world’s prime 10 gamers. Solely Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm are skipping it, with a spot open for Woods to doubtlessly play.

It’s understood Day has indicated he might return to Australia in 2024.

“Going by his supervisor, the timing will not be going to be proper so quickly after little child Winnie was born,” PGA of Australia boss Gavin Kirkman stated when he confirmed Day wouldn’t be enjoying within the Australian Open or PGA.

“I feel we’ll see Jason enjoying in Australia from 2024 and past. He’s very eager to return and the discussions we had this 12 months had been extra promising than another 12 months.”

Day is the one one in every of 10 Australians ranked on the planet’s prime 100 throughout each the lads’s and girls’s fields who gained’t be enjoying after main champions Minjee Lee (7) and Hannah Inexperienced (23) each dedicated on the weekend to participating.

LIV star Cameron Smith, who has dropped to world No.18 after the Saudi-backed tour had its plea for rankings factors knocked again, will be a part of Cam Davis (42), Adam Scott (44), Macau Open winner Min Woo Lee (45) and Lucas Herbert (60) in enjoying.



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