Day fit and ready for Open Championship

Jason Day just cannot take a trick this year yet world number one Rory McIlroy would probably love to be in his shoes this week.

That’s because Day is fit and ready to go at St Andrews for this week’s British Open, while the injured defending champion McIlroy will be cooling his heels at home in Northern Ireland.

Jason Day Jason Day (Credit: www.golffile.ie)

Day has finally worked out what has been bugging him and caused a collapse at the US Open and his withdrawal from another event earlier this season.

It wasn’t so much vertigo but an acute viral infection that has floored the popular Aussie in recent weeks.

It seems the infection had been attacking a nerve inside the world No.8’s right ear.

Reports claim Day visited a neurology and vertigo specialist at Ohio State shortly after the US Open and he discovered the problem after doing blood work and a couple sleep studies on Day.

It has been well documented how Day had been suffering symptoms of vertigo for several weeks and his struggle to get through the US Open at Chambers Bay was the last straw as it was the second time the issue had disrupted his golf game.

The problem first surfaced when Day had to withdraw from the AT&T Byron Nelson earlier in the year.

He has been practicing hard but Day hasn’t played since his gutsy US Open effort but has promised fans he’ll be ready to go at the Open Championship tomorrow.

While Day is on antibiotics for the infection, he’s been told another bout of the ‘vertigo’ is possible but was unlikely to affect him at St Andrews.

Coverage in Australia will begin live tomorrow night on Fox Sports 4 from 6pm-5am Thursday July 16.