One of WGC’s (World Golf Championships) defending champion, Jason Day, withdraws from the event to look after his mother, who will go through a surgery on Friday.
The mother of the golf champion, Adenil “Dening” Day, has been diagnosed at the beginning of the year with cancer. A three to four-centimeter mass was found inside her lungs.
The world’s number 3 conceded a game with America’s Pat Perez when he was down by only two holes. Everybody thought he had been experiencing another injury in his back. Later on, it was found out that the pain he was having was in the golf champion’s aching heart.
It was quite an emotional press conference for the Australian golf champion. He was only twelve years old when he lost his own father, who had the same illness that his mother is currently facing.
The 60-year old mother of the golf champion has been diagnosed with lung cancer and was only given a year to live. He said he would feel better if he would stay beside his mom as she undergoes surgery. He also said that it is just too difficult to think about her situation and he may not be able to focus if he’s on a golf course at the moment.
It is a very sentimental moment for the golf champion since he had already experienced losing a parent once with the same illness. He knows how painful it is to go through such experience and to witness one more parent to undergo such sickness would be even worse.
Golf champion, Jason Day, surrendered the game after only 6 holes.
The 29-year old golfer said to the press that his mother reminded him not to let her condition get to him. He wants to ensure that everything will go just fine with his mother’s surgery on Friday.
The golf champion said that he is going to do the best he can because it was his mother who is the main reason why he is now a world-class golfer.
He also said that he wants to prioritize his family more than anything else. He hopes that she will recover quickly from the operation and that she can spend a longer life.
Jason Day was not able to mention anything about the Masters Tournament, which is going to take place within two weeks.
That time, when the father of the golf champion Alvin, died, he learned to drink even before he became a teenager. Jason’s mother feared that her son might be under a lifetime influence of alcohol. She knew he had the tendency to become violent when drunk.
Dening made a bold decision to sell their family house so that she could send Jason to a prestigious school that was famous for cultivating students to be best in the field of sports.
The young Jason was sent to Kooralbyn International School where he learned to play golf.
Colin Swatton, who used to be his coach while in Kooralbyn, is actually now his own caddie.
Jason Day is always proud to say that he owes all of his success to his own mother both in his career and in his life.