UNIVERSITY PLACE — Jason Day tumbled to the ground on the final hole — No. 9 — of his round Friday at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay because of apparent vertigo symptoms.
After a short delay while Day, lying on his back, was tended to by medical staff, he rose shakily to his feet and resumed, managing to bogey by hitting a sand shot from the green-side bunker to about 10 feet before two-putting for a four on the 237-yard par 3.
Day shot a par 70 and is two under for the tournament.
Day’s playing partners, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose, allowed him to putt first and finish before he was ushered away with assistance and put on a cart to go sign his scorecard.
Day, 27, has been dealing with vertigo recently. It caused him to withdraw from the World Golf Championship last year at Firestone in Ohio, his caddie told Fox Sports 1 commentator Greg Norman. In May, Day withdrew from the Byron Nelson Classic because of dizziness.
Later in the day, his agent released a statement saying after being examined by doctors from the Franciscan Medical Group, he was diagnosed with benign positional vertigo and was resting comfortably. The statement said, “He is hopeful he will be able to compete this weekend.”
The No. 10-ranked golfer spoke at length about his health earlier this week, expressing optimism after undergoing a series of tests, all of which came back inconclusive.
Jason Day, from earlier this week: pic.twitter.com/4t49B2UaGa
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) June 19, 2015