Jason Day reveals ANOTHER injury ahead of PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament

Jason Day revealed he has a new injury ahead of the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament this week. 

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Thu, 1 Jun 2023
Jason Day reveals ANOTHER injury ahead of PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament

Jason Day might've just won a few weeks ago on the PGA Tour, but it appears the Australian is back to being injured. 

Day, 35, was once the No. 1 player in the world. He held the the top spot on the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) for much of 2016 and into 2017.

After grabbing his maiden PGA Tour victory in 2010 at the Byron Nelson Championship, he went on to win 11 more times between 2014 and 2018. 

During the 2014-15 season, he won an incredible five PGA Tour events. He was tied with Jordan Spieth that year for most wins on tour in the season. 

However, what followed was a painful, downhill decline, as Day took on lingering back issues.

He slowly fell down the OWGR, all the way down to No. 175 towards the end of 2022. 

But at the beginning of this year, things began to turn around for Day. He broke back into the top 100 at the end of January, and then the top 50 by mid-February.

Fast forward to just a few weeks ago in Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson, where Day returned to the winner's circle with his 13th career win at the site of his very first. 

Carding a 23-under 261, Day earned his first victory in five years by just one stroke at TPC Craig Ranch. 

Speaking on his journey with injuries afterwards, Day told reporters:

"Just nonstop grinding and nonstop wanting to improve and try and get better. I've had a lot of injuries with my back, and for a moment there I thought I wasn't going to play again, and just trying to get through those two years of just trying to get through a tournament was difficult.
"To be on the other side of it, be healthy, feeling good about my game, finally winning again, yeah, no better feeling, really."

Day is in Ohio this week for the Memorial Tournament, one of the designated events this year on the PGA Tour.

It's not a tournament most players tend to miss as it's hosted by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. Day is also an Ohio resident with his family. 

However, according to the Columbus Dispatch's Bill Rabinowitz, Day is back to dealing with another injury this week, this time in his wrist. 

"I'm going to do everything I can to play,” he told Rabinowitz, adding that he believes it to be a bone bruise. 

He said that the only thing that would stop from playing this week is being completely unable to hit the ball.

Day teed off in the early wave Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club for the first round of the 2023 Memorial Tournament

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