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Day wants to play Masters, depending on mother's prognosis

FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, waves to spectators on the 16th green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament,in Augusta, Ga. PGA Tour star Jason Days says he expects to travel to Augusta, Georgia on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but could pull still out of the season’s first major, depending on his mother’s prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, waves to spectators on the 16th green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament,in Augusta, Ga. PGA Tour star Jason Days says he expects to travel to Augusta, Georgia on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but could pull still out of the season’s first major, depending on his mother’s prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)  (The Associated Press)

PGA Tour star Jason Day says he expects to travel to Augusta, Georgia on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but could pull still out of the season's first major, depending on his mother's prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week.

Day, who spoke on Monday by video conference about the Zurich Classic in late April, says surgery was deemed successful, and now the family awaits results of tests to see if the cancer has spread to Dening Day's lymph nodes.

Day says his mother has been urging him not to worry and focus on his golf, but the Australian, who sits third in the World Golf Rankings says that has been "really difficult" to do. Day says he is "obviously still nervous" with test results pending.