Jason Day Hopes to Spread His Father’s Ashes at Augusta
Hopefully this time, Augusta will be accommodating. By now even the most casual golf fans have heard of Jason Day. Having only turned 24 this month, Day is one of the best young golfers in the world. His father, Alvyn, got him interested in golf when Day was only a young boy. By the time he was 12 and his father had lost a battle with cancer, Jason was already a relatively well-known golfer. Now, he hopes to be able to fulfill one of Alvyn’s dying wishes by spreading his ashes at Augusta National this year.
“It’s a plan but obviously if I don’t get clearance from Augusta, I am not going to do it,” Day said according to an AP report that Devil Ball Golf passed along. “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.”
As you may remember, Augusta made national headlines back in April for more than just The Masters when a female reporter was denied access to the locker room. Women are typically not allowed to be members at Augusta and thus are not allowed in the clubhouse, but a security staff member quickly learned that those rules do not apply to reporters. Augusta officials apologized for the incident, but many people were offended and are still unhappy about it.
With that in mind, I sincerely hope they do not throw some sort of crazy policy at Day when he asks if he can fulfill his father’s wish. Even if there is some sort of rule that would prevent him from being able to spread the ashes, situations like this remind us that rules are meant to be broken.