World number three Jason Day has asked fans back home to understand his reasons for missing this year’s Australian Open in Sydney.
The Australian finally won his first major when he claimed the USPGA Championship title, in a terrific fashion, at Whistling Straits last month.
However Day has recently announced that he will not be able to play on his home turf at the Australian Open as his wife Ellie is expecting the couple’s second child later this year.
“I don’t feel as though I am under any pressure to return to Australia given I won the PGA Championship and I am just hoping everyone back home will understand my situation, I just want to make sure I am there for Ellie and that she has my support when she has our second child.”
Day’s wife is due to give birth in late November or early December and he said there would be plenty more Australian Opens for him to play in looking ahead.