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With tears streaming down his face, Jason Day revealed he needed to be by the side of his mother, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and undergoes surgery on Friday.

Day said after her initial diagnosis in Australia, doctors gave her a year to live.

"She's going into surgery this Friday, and it's really hard to even comprehend being on the golf course right now, because of what she's going through". "I'm glad I brought her over here".

Cancer also claimed the life of his father, Alvyn, when he was 12-years-old.

Day, the 2014 and 2016 WGC-Match Play victor, believes his sub-standard results on Tour of late are somewhat irrelevant given his stellar record in golf's head-to-head format.

"It's been very, very emotional as you can tell", Day said.

"I knew I had to play well to have any kind of a chance so I didn't look at what Rory was doing and fortunately I played well", added Kjeldsen, who as the world number 68 is one of the lowest-ranked players in the in the 64-man field. "And it's hard enough to see another one go through it". "I feel good. You can talk about match play but at the end of the day you need to shoot good scores and that's what I did today". Played well last week to finish top 5 and lost in the semi finals here last season to an inspired Jason Day - has had matchplay success in the past. "I think I did a good job of not worrying about what Rory was doing, even though he hit it about 100 yards past me a few times".

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He said the mass in her mother's lung was 3 to 4 centimeters.

"Everyone I'm playing this week I'm going to be the underdog", Kjeldsen joked after the Group 2 win.

Even though Patrick Reed beat him, 1 up, in singles at the Ryder Cup past year, McIlroy is considered one of the best match players in the world. Day started this year with only one top 10, a tie for fifth at Pebble Beach, in five tournaments. And it's just that, it's a hard time.

"Truthfully, the most important thing in her world is him playing golf and being happy", Martin said.

Day, who was three down to Pat Perez after six holes when he conceded, did not say how long he would be away from the game or whether he would be at the April 6-9 Masters.

"If I had played anyone else I might've won". "No matter what happens at this year's Masters, whether I can grab the jacket or I miss the cut or I finish 30th, it will be nice having the Masters go by", said the 2015 victor in an interview with The Dominion Post.

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