UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — One day after he collapsed from a bout of vertigo, Jason Day was standing taller than ever Saturday in the U.S. Open.
Day shot a 31 on the back nine at Chambers Bay for a 2-under 68 and a four-way tie for the lead with Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace of South Africa.
Day said the vertigo returned on the back nine at Chambers Bay. He felt nauseous over the final hour. He thought about quitting three times.
But the Australian steadied himself with a gritty performance that brought to mind Ken Venturi winning the U.S. Open at Congressional in 1964 with severe dehydration and Tiger Woods winning at Torrey Pines with a shattered left leg.
Day still has one long day to go. He retreated immediately to his motor home, so sick he offered only a few comments to the USGA.
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