February 26, 2017 - 11:56am
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T.J. Auclair
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Jason Day
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Citing the flu and a double ear infection, World No. 2 Jason Day withdrew from the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday.

The World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, which tees off this Thursday, will be without World No. 2 Jason Day.

Day, who was supplanted from his No. 1 spot when Dustin Johnson won last week's Genesis Open at Riviera, cited a double ear infection and flu as the reasons for his decision to miss the first WGC event of the calendar year.

PGATOUR.com published a statement from Day regarding the withdrawal on Sunday:

"I'm truly disappointed to announce that I won't be able to play in next week's World Golf Championship-Mexico Championship. I have a double ear infection and the flu, which precludes me from preparing for and playing in the tournament. I have heard great things about the Mexico Championship and the golf course. I want to thank the Salinas family for their support of the event. I look forward to teeing it up there next year."

Day, the 2015 PGA Champion, is also a two-time winner of another World Golf Championships event -- the Dell Match Play.

Jason Day withdraws from WGC-Mexico Championship