Gold Coast (Australia): Jason Day`s mother says eight of the Australian golfer`s relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother.
Day`s mother, Dening, told the Gold Coast Bulletin today that the golfer`s uncle and six cousins also died in the typhoon, which has killed nearly 4,000 people and left more than a thousand missing.
Day is playing in the World Cup of Golf starting Thursday at Royal Melbourne on Australia`s team with Adam Scott.
Day`s mother, who migrated from the Philippines to Australia 30 years ago, told the newspaper "my daughter has been updating him, but I don`t want to bother him because he has commitments."
She said many of her family members lived in the area around Tacloban, the capital of hardest-hit Leyte province.