Jason Day, who shot a 69 Friday and was among the leaders at the Australian PGA in Coolum, Australia, said earlier this week that he plans to speak to officials at Augusta National about spreading some of his father’s ashes on the Masters course. Alvyn Day, who gave Jason his start in golf, died of cancer when Day was 12, and one of his final requests was that his son spread some of his ashes at Augusta if Day ever played there.
The 24-year-old Day played at the Masters for the first time this year, finishing tied for second and shooting the best round of the tournament – a 64 – in the second round. But he was not able to consider his father’s request because the ashes were still at his mother Dening’s home in Brisbane.
“It’s a plan but obviously if I don’t get clearance from Augusta, I am not going to do it,” Day said. “That was one of my dad’s wishes and if I was allowed to do it, that would be great. Obviously I know how the rules are at Augusta, it would be probably very unlikely, but we will see how it goes.”