It looks like Jason Day’s family received the good news they were all waiting for.
Jason Day’s mother, Dening Day, recently underwent surgery to help her fight against lung cancer. The gravity of the moment was such that Jason Day withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship last month so he could be there for her.
Day happily relayed a positive update on his mother’s condition in Augusta.
“My mom, she went through a successful surgery on her left lung and she was told by the doctor, don’t have to do chemo, which is really, really exciting stuff,” Day said. “Obviously we have to be cautious because the first two to three years are very, very important.”
Day also went on to say, “I’m very, very pleased and very, very happy with how things have progressed from the start of the year to now. And I feel kind of a lot lighter in a sense, in that my mind is not weighing very much heavily on the situation that my mom was going through. So to be able to have that happen and then be able to come here and get my mind off things is quite nice.”
He also expressed great gratitude for all of the support he’s received since opening up about such a personal ordeal.
“I just wanted to say a quick thank you to not only everyone in the room here, through their well wishes and prayers, from peers to sponsors to, all the sponsors to fans; the amount of text messages and emails that I got and my agent got, I mean, it meant a lot,” Day said.
As for The Masters, Day said he’s unprepared, but that he’s going to control what he can control and give it his best shot. What an amazing story it would be if the world’s No. 3 player has the tournament of his life following this wonderful news about his mom’s health.
But then again, that’s the kind of magic we all hope to see in The Masters.
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