Date: June 14, 2017
Author: Golf Australia

Day confirms Australian summer plans

Jason Day wants to play in Australia this summer.

Preparing for the US Open at Erin Hills this week, Day said he intends to play at home for the first time in four years.

But with family commitments likely to mean it's a one-week trip, he's yet to decide whether he'll play the Emirates Australian Open or the Australian PGA Championship.

The world No.3 hasn't played on home soil since 2013 when he won the World Cup individual title and the teams category with Adam Scott at Royal Melbourne, then tied for sixth in the Australian Open at Royal Sydney.

He has since gone on to win his first major at the 2015 US PGA Championship and enjoy a long stint as the world's No.1 ranked player.

In 2014 and 2016, he was advised to remain in the US while recovering from back injuries, while in 2015 he was on hand for the birth of second child, Lucy, during the Australian summer.

"I'm thinking about playing either the Australian Open or the PGA Championship. I haven't decided which event yet but it will be one or the other," Day told AAP today.

"Injuries and the birth of my second child is why I haven't been able to get back for the Australia Open, or Australia in general, over the past three years but I'm planning on going back this year.

"I miss Australia every single year and I'm really excited about getting home."

Day has previously stated his desire to win the national championship, but admitted the PGA Championship at Royal Pines also had great appeal.

"I was thinking about it recently; I can't remember the last time I was in Queensland so it would be nice to be able to play the PGA Championship in my home state, close to where I have family."

Day, a five-time top-10 finisher at the US Open, begins his Erin Hills campaign at 5.09am Australian eastern time on Friday morning.