Day withdraws from Honda after long Match Play

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Just days removed from playing six rounds in four days at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Jason Day has withdrawn from The Honda Classic.

Because he withdrew before the opening round, no reason was necessary.

“We've had a long week,” Day said prior to beating Ian Poulter in Sunday’s consolation match to claim solo third place. “It's been mentally and physically grinding.”

Day’s opponent may have had a little inside info. While stating his case on Twitter that the consolation match was an unnecessary evil, Poulter wrote: “I bet Jason Day doesn't play Honda this week now because he feels exhausted. 18 holes less and Honda might have had him in the field. #Fact”

Day was replaced in the field by Luke List.