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Tour pros have rallied around Jason Day after he withdrew from the
WGC-Dell Match Play to be with his mum, who has been diagnosed with

The Aussie managed just six holes of his first group match against
Pat Perez in Austin before walking off the course and giving a tearful
press conference to make media members aware of his situation.

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According to Day, his mother Dening has lung cancer, which was
initially thought to be terminal, and is scheduled to undergo an
operation tomorrow. Day lost his dad to stomach cancer at the age of 12.

“It’s really hard to even comprehend being out there on the golf
course,” said Day, who added that his form has been affected by the
events. “It’s been very, very emotional as you can tell. I went through
this with my dad, so I know how it feels, and it’s very hard to see my
mum go through it as well.”

Day received an overwhelming amount of support from his peers,
including Tony Finau, who had been in Austin all week as first reserve
only to see the 2015 PGA champion bow out after six holes.

Further support came from the likes of Luke Donald and also Darren Clarke, who lost his first wife Heather to cancer in 2006.

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