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.
Day was replaced in the field by Luke List.