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Day under injury cloud at WGC-Match Play, Masters in doubt

Jason Day's back injury woes have resurfaced during his crushing loss to veteran Jim Furyk on d..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at March 28, 2019

Jason Day's back injury woes have resurfaced during his crushing loss to veteran Jim Furyk on day one at the World-Golf Championships-Match Play.

Day was handed a two-hole loss by 48-year-old Furyk and was noticeably troubled in the the last few holes of the match at Austin Country Club.

Back problems: Jason Day.

Back problems: Jason Day.Credit:AP

He received medical treatment on his back immediately after the round and is a concern not only for the remainder of this week's event, but also the Masters.

The Augusta National major begins in less than two weeks and Day recently withdrew mid-round from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with pain related to an annular disc tear.

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Day, the 2014 and 2016 WGC-Match Play winner, blew a sizeable lead over the American veteran when he built a three-up advantage only to lose the next three holes with Furyk carding a trio of birdies.

The pair arm-wrestled for the remainder of the back nine before Day three-putted the 17th hole.

Day then uncharacteristically flubbed a pitch shot into a greenside bunker to lose the 18th hole and the match to former US Open winner Furyk.

Marc Leishman had more success than countryman Day, earning a two-up victory over Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

Leishman's fellow Australian Cameron Smith capitulated after building a two-up lead over Charles Howell throRead More – Source

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