Jason Day conceded his match at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to Pat Perez on Wednesday after six holes, withdrawing from the tournament to spend time with his mother, Dening, who he revealed is battling lung cancer. “My mom has been here for a while, and she has lung cancer,” a tearful Day said after pulling out of his match. An Australian doctor diagnosed Dening with terminal lung cancer at the start of the year, giving her 12 months to live.
With the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open on tap this week, here's the skinny on where to play and stay in this tropical U.S. territory. In 2017, the Puerto Rico Classic is held opposite the WGC-Dell Match Play. From the beaches to the jungles to the manicured golf turf to the rum-flavored beverages, Puerto Rico is a dynamic destination.
While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month — both with his play and his comments. "I'm not a part of that," Mickelson said after easily winning his first-round match Wednesday at the Dell Technologies Match Play. "It's not even a thought." But prosecutors and defense attorneys for gambler William "Billy" Walters have said Mickelson would be a key figure in the trial in New York, and the judge hinted to jurors last week the five-time major champion could be called to testify. Mickelson said that won't happen. "I'm out. I