Report: Day diagnosed with viral infection but will play British Open

Jason Day expects to play in next week’s Open Championship, according to a report on Golf Channel.

When we last saw Day, he was staggering to a tie for ninth place in the U.S. Open on June 21.

Day was diagnosed with a viral infection that affects a nerve in his inner right ear, leading to bouts of vertigo that leave him unbalanced, Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis reported. Day, 27, an Australian who lives in Columbus, Ohio, was examined by Dr. John Oas, a neurologist at Ohio State, and prescribed medication for the condition, according to the Golf Channel report.

Day, No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking, won earlier this season at the Farmers Insurance Open but has struggled in recent months. He missed the cut at The Players Championship, pulled out of the AT&T Byron Nelson because of dizziness and then missed the cut at his hometown Memorial Tournament. He played his way onto the leaderboard at the U.S. Open, and despite collapsing on his final hole in the second round at Chambers Bay, returned a third-round 68 to earn a spot in the final pairing Sunday before fading in the final round.

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