Day withdraws from Travelers

Jason Day of Australia, who tied for ninth in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay despite battling benign positional vertigo, withdrew from the Travelers Championship, which begins Thursday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

Andy Bessette, chief administrative officer of Travelers, understood completely.

“I had benign positional vertigo for five years,” Bessette said. “You’re dizzy, vomiting. It wipes you out. And you need a day, at least, to recover from a bout of it.”

Day collapsed on his final hole of the day, No. 9, in the second round of the U.S. Open but was able to get up and finish his round. He received treatment throughout the weekend.

Despite being dizzy the rest of the way, he shot two-under-par 68 and was tied for the lead with Dustin Johnson after three rounds before fading with a 74 on Sunday.

Day has not said when he will play again, but hopes to be ready for the Open Championship at St. Andrews on July 16-19.

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