Day set to return for Aussie summer of golf
Fans attending the Australian Open or the PGA Championship this year have reason to get extra excited, with the possibility of watching Australian golf’s golden boy himself, Jason Day in action.
The problem is, we don’t yet know which one.
While preparing for the recent US Open at Erin Hills, Day announced he wanted to return to Australia this summer and compete for the first time in four years.
Unfortunately, due to family commitments, it’s likely only to be a one-week trip.
“I’m thinking about playing either the Australian Open or the PGA Championship,” Day said.
“I haven’t decided which event yet…but it will be one or the other.”
The world No.4 hasn’t played on home soil since 2013 when he won the World Cup individual title and the teams category with Adam Scott at Royal Melbourne, then tied for sixth in the Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
Since then, he’s gone on to win his first major at the 2015 US PGA Championship and enjoyed a healthy stint at the top of the world rankings.
But between the birth of his second child, and being struck with a series of crippling back injuries that forced him to remain in the US, the 29-year-old has been unable to find the time to return home.
“Injuries and the birth of my second child is why I haven’t been able to get back for the Australia Open, or Australia in general, over the past three years but I’m planning on going back this year,” he said.
“I miss Australia every single year and I’m really excited about getting home.”
It’s just unclear which of our two highly-coveted tournaments – the Open or the PGA will be able to boast having Day in their field.
“I was thinking about it recently; I can’t remember the last time I was in Queensland so it would be nice to be able to play the PGA Championship in my home state, close to where I have family,” he said.