Date: June 15, 2015
Author: Mark Hayes @ US Open

Day fit for US Open

Jason Day was having a ball today figuring out the nuances of Chambers Bay. And when he came to the back tee of the…

Posted by Golf Australia on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jason Day has undergone a string of tests after a recent battle with vertigo and has declared himself fit for this week’s US Open.

Day withdrew from the Byron Nelson in Dallas in late May after complaining sever dizziness during the pre-tournament pro-am.

But today, after completing his first look at the unique Chambers Bay layout at an event that traditionally suits his all-purpose game, Day says he’s “fit and ready to go”.

“I’ve struggled a little bit with energy sort of stuff and it all started in New Orleans (at the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic in which he finished fourth behind Justin Rose), and I was feeling a little shaky on the golf course, losing energy and strength,” he said.

“But I had blood tests and an MRI scan on my head and my neck and had three sleep studies just to rule out what was going on.

“All the blood tests came back negative, the MRI was negative, so there’s nothing wrong with me – other than doing stupid stuff on the golf course occasionally,” he joked.

“We are just waiting for the third sleep study to come back, but I feel good – best I’ve felt in a while.”
Day, 27, whose wife Ellie is expecting their second child in November, looked more vital than in recent majors and showed no signs of any of the previous hand injuries, practising tape-free.

And not only did the Queenslander display his customary power-game on the risk-reward Chambers Bay layout, his short game looked in good nick, too.

“Yeah, my game’s in good shape, I hope.

“I’ve just got to do a lot of planning on how to play this course with (coach and caddie) Col (Swatton) because it has plenty of tricks that can bite you, it seems.

“So if we can figure out a good plan around here, hopefully we’ll go all right.”

Day has finished top four in three of the past four US Opens, with runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2013.