Day’s injury woes continue with WGC-Mexico exit

World No.2 Jason Day has withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship because of flu and ear infections.

“I’m truly disappointed to announce that I won’t be able to play in next week’s World Golf Championship-Mexico Championship. I have a double ear infection and the flu, which precludes me from preparing for and playing in the tournament.”

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I have heard great things about the Mexico Championship and the golf course. I want to thank the Salinas family for their support of the event. I look forward to teeing it up there next year,” said Day.

Day ranks 79th in the FedExCup with one top-10, a fifth-place finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, in four starts this season.

Earlier this week, Day committed to defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational , which is scheduled for March 16-19 followed by his defence at the following week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and The Players Championship on May 11-14.

Day, the world’s second-ranked player, was supplanted atop the Official World Golf Ranking when Dustin Johnson won last week’s Genesis Open.

The former world number one has been plagued with various ailments across his professional career including vertigo, a thumb injury, an ankle injury that saw him miss the 2013 Masters and most recently a back injury that forced him to miss the FedEx Cup finale last year.