The world’s second best golfer on the pro tour this year, Jason Day, walked off the golf course at a tournament in Austin, TX and conceded the match.
He said his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of this year and it’s terminal.
His father died of cancer when he was 12 and Day said he’s going to be with his mother for her surgery to hopefully extend her life.
Because his father died when he was young, it was Day’s mother who motivated his golf game.
Many people make sacrifices for their loved ones who are ill or dying but it is less common to see a public figure who has so much money on the line to put it all aside to do the right thing.
As often is the case, when a child makes a choice like this, they got good upbringing.
We will never miss one more golf tournament or a special occasion as much as we will miss a little more time with someone we love.
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