Aussie golfer Jason Day's remarkable record at majors has come to an end after he revealed he won't be able to compete in this month's US Open.
Australia's former World No.1 has dropped out of the Top 60, meaning he failed to gain direct entry, and opted out of this week's sectional qualifying event, preferring to receive treatment at home in Ohio for his chronic back injury.
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This marks the first time Day will miss a major since 2012, when he missed the British Open in 2012.
Day has also played in 10 consecutive US Opens since 2011, which marked his debut when he finished behind Rory McIlory.
Day withdrew from the Memorial Tournament, which had many doubting he would make the US Open.
Jason Day's struggles in 2021
The 33-year-old has suffered a poor year after missing the cut in the past two Masters, which has been exacerbated by his back injury.
He barely made the cut at last month's US PGA Championship, eventually sharing 44th spot - six years after hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy for his lone major championship triumph, then finishing runner-up in his title defence.
Day is a two-time US Open runner-up as well as a two-time PGA Tour winner at Torrey Pines, where he also won the World Juniors before turning pro.
But languishing at 107th in the FedExCup standings, he's now in a desperate battle to make the season-ending playoffs featuring the top 70 on the PGA Tour, and to be fit next month's British Open at Royal St George's.
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