According to a report by the Associated Press, Jason Day, the reigning WGC-Accenture Match Play Champion, will miss next week’s Players Championship because of a thumb injury.
Day was one of the favorites to win The Masters, but his thumb injury forced him to take time off after his win at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February. He has not played since The Masters, and the report mentions a possible return in late May at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.
Day is one of the elite players in the game, and his early season success set the table for a memorable season. However, injuries have a way of altering one’s plans.
A thumb injury may sound minor, but if the level of discomfort is high enough, it can drastically affect your feel, and ability to put a solid strike on the ball. Golf is a game that demands near perfection, and a miss that goes a few more yards in either direction may produce over-par rounds in a hurry.
Get well soon Jason.
Copy of the AP report, courtesy of @ESPNGolf.
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— ESPN Golf (@ESPNGolf) May 2, 2014