- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
- 3 African leaders cancel trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit
- Sarah Palin’s online channel hits snag as Stephen Colbert buys similar URL
- SWAT spends seven hours in standoff with empty home
Golfer Jason Day’s grandmother, 7 other relatives die in typhoon
Question of the Day
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian golfer Jason Day paused several times to compose himself when he spoke Monday about the deaths of eight of his relatives, including his grandmother, in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
“They found, I think, eight of our relatives. Six of them were children, and my grandma, and a couple more,” Day said after practicing at Royal Melbourne, where he’s scheduled to play in the World Cup as part of Australia’s team with Adam Scott. “It’s such a tragedy. I feel for my mother.”
Day said the most difficult part was not being able to contact his relatives, many of whom lived in the area around Tacloban, the capital of hardest-hit Leyte province. The typhoon has killed nearly 4,000 people and left more than a thousand missing.
“It’s been toughest on my mother, there’s been no communication,” Day said as he stood next to the 10th green at Royal Melbourne. “Everything got wiped out in the area around where my grandma and my relatives lived. The only way we could communicate with anyone was with our relatives in Manila through Facebook. They did the searching.”
In an earlier statement released by the PGA Tour, Day said he was deeply saddened by the deaths of his relatives.
“My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern,” he said. “We feel devastated for all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy. Please pray for all who have suffered loss. Thank you.”
Day is playing at Royal Melbourne as Australia’s second-highest ranked player at No. 20. Scott is No. 2 and the Australians are among the favorites for the tournament that has team and individual components. The tournament starts Thursday.
By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- Al Gore's climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- CIA admits improperly hacking Senate computers in search of Bush-era information
- GOP report sees ties between rich donors, green 'nonprofits'
- CRUZ: A tale of two hospitals: One in Israel, one in Gaza
- Israel surprised by Hamas tunnel network
- NAPOLITANO: Is the president incompetent or lawless?
- Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show
- Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge 'doing his best to stir up a civil war'
- House votes to sue President Obama over claims of presidential power
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world