FORMER world No1 Jason Day and his wife Ellie have announced the tragic news they have suffered a miscarriage.
The couple were expecting their third child before the heartbreaking loss.
They already have a son called Dash, aged 5, and a two-year-old daughter named Lucy.
Ellie, who was four months pregnant, revealed on Instagram alongside a picture of her cuddling Lucy: “Hey all. It’s been a minute, but it’s taken me some time to get up the courage to post this.
“I’ve prayed about this bc I think it matters and I don’t take it lightly that I have a platform, albeit small, to share my heart.
“On Thanksgiving I lost the baby. Initially I felt complete despair. And then I saw the baby. Fully intact. Tiny perfect head and face and arms and legs.
“When I saw it I felt God so much I can’t explain it. I felt seen and known. I felt so guilty for wondering if this baby was really in heaven before.
“This was a perfectly well-thought out, precious life formed in my belly, and it most certainly went straight to the arms of Jesus. I was so thankful. He gave me a peace and joy in the midst of the sadness. Guys we are SO incredibly and beautifully created.
“For some reason this baby wasn’t meant to be physically here with our family. But I know there is a greater plan.
“I have so much peace and gratitude for what I already have…I know I am SO lucky to already have Dash and Lucy.
“It just feels like this weird scar now…this huge change in plans…wondering what the Lord has for me.
“Will I be able to have another baby? Will this happen again? Will I be fearful the whole pregnancy next time?”
Ellie also urged her followers who have been unfortunate enough to have experienced a similar loss to talk to someone about the issue.
She added: “I know for a fact that MANY of you have gone through this and obviously many have gone through or are going through much worse.
“My heart goes out to you in a way I could not have fathomed before.
“No one talks about this… we’re usually so nervous to even share we’re pregnant until a certain point. And then we just grieve in quiet and it’s just kind of odd and very sad.”
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Former US PGA champ Day is currently ranked No12 in the world.
It has been a tough year for the 30-year-old golfer. He withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes in March to be with his mother after she underwent surgery for lung cancer.
The Australian lost his dad, Alvin, to stomach cancer when he was 12.