PGA Tour

Thumb injury sidelines Day

2014-05-03 09:00
Jason Day (AFP)

Charlotte - Australia's sixth-ranked Jason Day withdrew from next week's Players Championship on Friday, saying his injured left thumb needs more time to heal.

The Aussie has made only one start since winning the World Golf Championship Match Play Championship in February, sharing 20th at the Masters last month.

Day was expected to make his return next week at the Players, but Bud Martin, Day's agent, said the golfer would not be able to resume normal playing activities for a few weeks.

In two other PGA starts this season, Day shared second at Torrey Pines and missed the secondary cut at Pebble Beach.

Day still seeks his first major title but is a three time major runner-up, the 26-year-old Queenslander having settled for second at the 2011 Masters and 2011 and 2013 US Opens. He was also third at the 2013 Masters.

Day's first PGA victory came at the 2010 Byron Nelson Championship.

Read more on:    pga tour  |  jason day  |  golf


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

LIVE: Argentina v Tonga
Du Preez key to Boks' success
Meyer: 'We are at our best when written off'
Heyneke unveils his USA plan

Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.