We’re a week away from the US PGA Championship and six from the US Open at Torrey Pines, but it’s possible Jason Day may miss both majors.
Ellie Day is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child and is due in the next month meaning the 2015 champion may miss the US PGA Championship to attend the birth.
“I could get a call in the next four weeks or whenever, this week, next week, and I could be on a plane going home. If it happens to be on Sunday at a major championship where I‘m in contention, it happens. You got to do it,” Day said before this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament.
“I‘m not going to miss it because I’m in contention. I would much rather — a golf tournament is — it would be nice to win, but family is a forever.”
Day’s recent form has been poor missing his last two cuts with just one top-10 finish to his name in 2021.
It’s seen Day’s world ranking slide to 62nd, two spots outside of an automatic berth in the US Open field.
And while Day is keen to spend the next two tournaments finding form and pushing back up the rankings, he’s not about to take a Monday off to try and earn a spot via the 36-hole sectional qualifiers across the US due to a pre-scheduled sponsors engagement.
“To be honest, if I don’t get in I’m not qualifying. I’ve got a scheduled event for NetJets that I’ve got on Monday after the Memorial, so I’m planning on doing that instead of going to qualify,” Day said.
“I got to do it the other way around, which I got to play well or win a tournament in the next two weeks.”