Smyth suffers setback in Japan

SHELLHARBOUR’S Travis Smyth was forced out of a major Japanese tour event after suffering a bout of food poisoning.

Down and out: Travis Smyth has been forced to miss a Japan tour event.

Down and out: Travis Smyth has been forced to miss a Japan tour event.

Smyth was to play at the Asia Pacific Golf Championship Diamond Golf Cup in Osaka. “I can't eat a thing and feel like death. It's been horrendous,” Smyth said.

Smyth was given a check up at a local hospital and put on an intravenous drip shortly after arriving. He's now recovering in his hotel room and waiting for his flight home.

"I got put on a drip and given some stuff to take for it. Biggest thing is I feel so weak and lethargic.

'It's really disappointing to come this far for only a week and have this happen,

"I've been looking forward to playing in this event,” a dejected Smyth said.

For now, all Smyth can do is keep hydrated by sucking on ice cubes and let his body recover, hoping of being healthy enough to fly home on Monday.

"I've got travel insurance thankfully, so I'll just fly home the day after the event."

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