CM – Jason Day won’t play a Sectional Qualifier if he’s not in the US Open Field

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The former number 1 in the world has to assert himself in the top 60 of the world rankings at his next starts, otherwise he will not be at the US Open next month. He said on Wednesday that he will not play the 36-hole qualifier on June 7th due to sponsorship.

After making the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship – his sixth consecutive event without a top 10 – Missed, Day fell from 59th to 62nd in the world rankings. The top 60 after the PGA Championship and The Memorial (June 3-6) next week will automatically qualify for the US Open. Day said he has a scheduled event for NetJets the Monday after Memorial and intends to participate in it rather than in the two-round qualifier.

« I’m not going to qualify – I have to earn my way to this position « said Day on Wednesday at the AT&T Byron Nelson. « It’s nothing against qualifying for a tournament. It’s just that I have to earn it. … It’s interesting to be in this situation. To be honest, I’m totally happy with where I am right now . I’m here for a reason. What do I have to do to come out and move forward and get my ranking back to where it needs to be? « To make matters worse, Day’s wife, Ellie, is in the The couple’s fourth child is expecting next weeks. « I’m waiting for her and I’m waiting for her, » he said.

It’s been more than three years since Day last won a tournament, but he was at Torrey Pines has had a lot of success. He won twice there, including 2018, and six other top 10 finishes. For Day, it is now more important to rediscover his game under new swing coach Chris Como.

« Majors are very great , very important, « he said, » but right now they don’t matter – they are more important when I feel like it that my game is capable of winning. « At the moment, I feel that if I’m lucky, my game is capable of winning.

 » But that is before last week. I don’t know how I’ll play this week, but for the first time in a long time, I feel really good about where my game is. « 

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