Day being treated after collapsing at U.S. Open

Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:27pm EDT
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By Steve Keating

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Reuters) - Australian golfer Jason Day sent a scare through the U.S. Open when he collapsed on his final hole of the second round, before getting to his feet, completing his round and collapsing again on Friday.

One of the hot favorites to win the year's second major, Day dropped to the turf in front of a packed grandstand and laid on his back, covering his face as his caddie came to his aid.

“Jason is being treated on site at Chambers Bay, after feeling dizzy near the end of his round," said Day's manager Bud Martin in as statement.

"Jason wants to express his appreciation for all the good wishes from so many fans and friends.”

There was no immediate word whether the world's 10th ranked golfer would be able to compete in Saturday's third round.

But Day's playing partner and Masters champion Jordan Spieth said, "He (Day) was fine, he didn't say much (in the scorer's hut).

"He just signed his card and we told him to get some rest and water and whatnot."

Day's wife Ellie told reporters on the edge of the par three ninth green that her husband had felt dehydrated and suffered a dizzy spell as he approached the putting surface.   Continued...

Jun 19, 2015; University Place, WA, USA; Jason Day hits his tee shot on the 1st hole in the second round of the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports