Jason Day battles mystery illness
Everyone thought this just might be the year of Jason Day.
Now, with the second major of 2015 almost upon us, Day has more serious problems pressing on his mind.
Jason Day (Credit: Getty Images)
The former Queenslander has been suffering from dizzy spells and lethargy – and he’s not quite sure of the cause.
Day missed the cut at the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio, shooting even par for the first two rounds to miss the weekend by just a shot.
He missed a four-footer at the last that would have got him through to the weekend instead of heading for his nearby home.
Day has been awaiting the results of several blood tests and sleep studies designed to come up with answers for his troubling mystery ailments, issues which forced him to withdraw from last month’s Byron Nelson Championship.
“I’m still not 100 per cent so my expectations aren’t super high but in saying that sometimes in golf that is the best place to be,” Day told media in a pre-tournament press conference before The Memorial.
“I’ve had this at times through my whole career but it has really come up since the 13th hole on the final day at New Orleans.”
“I just lost all my energy and have had moments where I feel it from my feet all the way up my body, just the shakes and loss of strength through my hands and of course dizziness.”
“At the end of the day we are doing everything we can to find an answer and from that hopefully we can move forward and get on top of it.”
Doctors have put forth all kinds of possibilities for the dizziness including the effects of a lingering viral infection like glandular fever or chronic fatigue syndrome to a simple case of ‘over-training’ hinting it could be from Day’s constant weight training.
No doubt Day will head for Chambers Bay hoping for better.