Jason Day's thumb still too sore for him to play Bay Hill
Jason Day has withdrawn from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational because his injured left thumb is still too sore to play.
The 26-year-old Australian hurt it during the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, which he went on to win – the victory was the biggest of his career and vaulted him up to a career-high No. 4 in the world. He skipped the Honda Classic and had planned to play at the Cadillac Championship at Doral, but it was still problematic.
Day had an MRI in Miami on the Wednesday of the Cadillac Championship that was negative, but the doctor prescribed rest.
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"My left thumb was bothering me at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the pain continued here this week," Day said in a statement at the time. "My plan is to rest for a couple of weeks."
He then skipped last week's Valspar Championship, and now is out again. He hasn't announced any plans to play again, but obviously the fast-approaching Masters is his biggest concern at this point.
Day is one of the favorites heading to Augusta National, which he says is his favorite spot on earth and where he often plays well. He was the runner-up there in 2011 and finished two shots out of the Adam Scott-Angel Cabrera playoff last year.
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