What a difference a Day makes…

Published: Sunday 21st June 2015 by The News Editor

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A day after collapsing on the course due to an attack of vertigo, Jason Day carded a remarkable third round to remain in contention for the US Open at Chambers Bay.

Day was walking from the elevated tee on the par-three ninth – his final hole – during the second round on Friday when he suddenly collapsed, the 27-year-old later being diagnosed as suffering from Benign Positional Vertigo.

The world number 10 received treatment at a local medical centre and opted to continue in the tournament, but looked uncomfortable throughout and struggled to pick his ball out of the hole.

However, after covering the front nine in 37 to fall seven shots off the pace, Day carded five birdies and one bogey to come home in 31 and set the clubhouse target on four under par.

Day said: “I didn’t feel that great coming out early, I felt pretty groggy on the front nine just from the drugs that I had in my system, then kind of flushed that out on the back nine.

“But then the vertigo came back a little bit on the 13th tee box, and then I felt nauseous all day. I started shaking on 16 tee box and then just tried to get it in, really.

“Last year I didn’t play the round after I had vertigo (at the Bridgestone Invitational) and this one was worse. I think the goal was just to go through today and see how it goes.”

Day shared the lead with Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and South African Branden Grace as the trio approached the end of their rounds, Spieth having enjoyed a three-shot lead after birdies at the second and third before four bogeys in the space of six holes.

Johnson then moved two ahead when he carded his fifth birdie of the day on the 12th, but ran up a double bogey on the next after finding sand with his approach and three-putting from long range.

Published: Sunday 21st June 2015 by The News Editor

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