Day pulls out of The Open

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Australian Jason Day has withdrawn from The Open after his wife gave birth to their first child on Tuesday.

Australian Jason Day has withdrawn from The Open after his wife gave birth to their first child on Tuesday.

Day, who finished as a runner-up at both the Masters and US Open last year, has stated in the past that his family is his top priority and as such it comes as no surprise that he pulled out when his wife gave birth to a son, Dash.

“Obviously I’d love to be playing in the British Open but as I’ve said all along family comes first and I want to be with Ellie and Dash right now to enjoy this wonderful miracle,” Day told AAP.

“I will return to golf when the time is right.”

While he has not yet officially withdrawn, US Open champion Webb Simpson is not expected to play at Royal Lytham and St Annes as his wife is expecting their second child in a fortnight.

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