Golfers react to Jason Day's tearful announcement at Match Play

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Golfers react to Jason Day's tearful announcement at Match Play

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Golfers react to Jason Day's tearful announcement at Match Play

Jason Day withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Wednesday to be with his mother, Dening Day, who was diagnosed with lung cancer last year and is scheduled to have surgery on Friday.

“Hard to comprehend being on the golf course right now,” a tearful Day said Wednesday after conceding his opening match against Pat Perez after six holes. Day was 3 down at the time of the concession.

Reaction from the world of golf was quick and compassionate.

Tony Finau was the field’s first alternate. He would’ve gotten in if Day had withdrawn before his match. But Finau showed support, rather than hard feelings, after Day withdrew early in his match.

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