Jason Day withdraws from WGC-Mexico Championship

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Another week on the PGA Tour and another big name withdraws from a big tournament as No. 2 Jason Day has pulled out of next week’s World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship due to ear infections and the flu.

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

The incredible field at the WGC-Mexico Championship was to have included the top 50 players in the world in the same event for the first time since last summer’s PGA Championship.

Day is the defending champion at the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club. There is no world yet on if this will effect his participation in either of those tournaments.

This is the first year that the WGC event will take place at the Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, which is located just west of Mexico City. It was previously contested at Trump National Doral in Miami.

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