ATLANTA – Since falling ill in Hawaii at the Sony Open Jason Day has seen an army of doctors and heard a litany of diagnoses. “I’ve heard everything, from mononucleosis to Swine Flu. Everything,” he said.
Day’s doctors still aren’t sure what ails the young Australian, but everyone involved agrees he has to have his nasal cavity cleared of the congestion that has made breathing difficult and tournament golf a challenge.
Day, who is tied for eighth at the Tour Championship, plans to undergo a procedure on Oct. 14 in Fort Worth, Texas, to help relieve the pressure. It’s a procedure that includes the removal of a portion of bone from his nose and a widening of the nasal cavity.
The recovery time from the procedure is expected to take two to four weeks, which would likely keep Day from playing the late-season events in Australia. Hopefully by then doctors will have a name for Day’s ailment.
“I’m sure there is a name for it, but I don’t know what it is,” he smiled.