Jason Day out of Open Championship

Updated: July 11, 2012, 12:22 PM ET
Associated Press

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- Jason Day has withdrawn from the Open Championship, choosing instead to stay home with his newborn son.

The decision was not surprising for Day, a 24-year-old Australian who has said family is his top priority. His agent said Day's wife, Ellie, gave birth to Dash James Day at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. It was the couple's first child.

Day is No. 21 in the world. A year ago, he was runner-up at the Masters and U.S. Open.

He would not be replaced at the British Open, ...

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