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Jason Day won’t play qualifier if not in U.S. Open field

The clock is ticking for Jason Day.

The former world No. 1 must play his manner into the highest 60 in the world rating over his subsequent few begins or he received’t be at subsequent month’s U.S. Open. He stated Wednesday that he received’t take part in the 36-hole sectional qualifier due to a sponsor dedication on June 7.

After lacking the lower on the Wells Fargo Championship – his sixth straight occasion with out a top-10 – Day dropped from No. 59 to No. 62 in the world rating. The prime 60 after subsequent week’s PGA Championship and The Memorial (June 3-6) robotically qualify for the U.S. Open. Day stated that he has a scheduled occasion for NetJets the Monday after Memorial and intends to take part in that somewhat than the two-round qualifier.

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“I’m not going to qualify – I’ve got to earn my way into that spot,” Day stated Wednesday on the AT&T Byron Nelson. “It’s nothing against qualifying for a tournament. It’s just that in my mind, I’ve got to earn it. … It’s interesting to be in this situation. To be honest, I’m totally content where I am right now. I’m here for a reason. What do I need to do to get out of it and push forward and get my ranking back where it needs to be.”

Complicating issues is that Day’s spouse, Ellie, is anticipating the couple’s fourth little one in the subsequent few weeks. “I’m on call waiting for her,” he stated.

It’s been greater than three years since Day final received a event, however he’s loved loads of success at Torrey Pines. He’s received there twice, together with in 2018, and has six different top-10 finishes. More vital to Day proper now’s rediscovering his sport beneath new swing coach Chris Como.

“Majors are very, very important,” he stated, “but right now they’re not important – they’re more important when I feel like my game is in a position to win. Right now, I feel like my game is in position to win if I get lucky.

“But that’s kind of before last week. I don’t know how I’m going to play this week, but for the first time in a long time, I feel really good about where my game is at.”

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