Jason Day has withdrawn from the 2019 Presidents Cup to be held at Royal Melbourne in December.
Day reportedly injured his back during a practice session in his home town of Palm Springs and has withdrawn from both the Australian Open in Sydney and the Presidents Cup in Melbourne.
International Presidents Cup team captain Ernie Els has replaced Day with South Korea’s Byeong Hun An who will make his Presidents Cup debut.
Ben Everill at the PGA Tour reports that Day recently injured his back and has frustratingly had to withdraw.
The 32-year-old has a history of back problems that have hindered him throughout his career.
“I’m quite disappointed I won’t be coming home to play in either the Australian Open in Sydney or the Presidents Cup the following week in Melbourne,” Day said via a statement.
“I was quite looking forward to both events. I had been prepping all week in Palm Springs when I was injured. Frustratingly, I’ve been through back problems before and my medical team decided it best to shut down all practice and play.