Day withdraws from Presidents Cup with back injury, replaced by An
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Jason Day has withdrawn from the Presidents Cup with a back injury and will be replaced by Byeong Hun An, International Team captain Ernie Els announced Friday.

Day earned a captain's selection by Els but will be unable to compete in his home country when the International Team hosts the Americans at Royal Melbourne in two weeks.

"We wish Jason well and hope his back recovers quickly. We were eager to have Jason as part of the team at Royal Melbourne and his experience will be missed," Els said.

Day will also miss the Australian Open, the nation's biggest golf tournament, which begins Dec. 5.

In Day's absence, South Korea's An will make his Presidents Cup debut. Els added the 28-year-old to a roster that already includes six rookies. An finished 15th in the points standings; the top eight earned automatic spots on the team.

Day is the second golfer to withdraw from the Presidents Cup. Brooks Koepka was forced to bow out with a knee injury and Rickie Fowler filled the vacant spot on the American Team.

The Presidents Cup gets underway Dec. 12 in Australia.

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