Woods was believed to be facing disqualification Saturday morning after he admitted to taking a drop a few yards behind where he was supposed on the par-3 15th hole Friday. Woods said he didn’t know his drop was illegal, so he escaped with just a two-shot penalty. The situation was heavily debated and some people thought Woods should have withdrawn for signing an incorrect scorecard.
Day, who was the leader after two rounds, apparently wanted Woods in the tournament.
Ellie Day responded to a tweet from AP golf writer Benjamin Everill, who said he was wondering what Day thought of the situation. Ellie said that her husband would want Tiger in the tournament.
@beneverill you’d be correct
— Ellie Day (@ellielaneday) April 13, 2013
Ellie Day also wrote on Twitter, “We would like to win with [Tiger] in the field.”
Credit to her and Jason for wanting to beat the best.
Despite having the pressure on him as the leader, Day apparently wasn’t too worried about the tournament entering Saturday’s play. His wife told golf reporter Stephanie Wei that Jason wasn’t thinking too much about the tournament Saturday morning because they were busy playing with their baby.
Ellie and Jason met in 2005 and were married in 2009. The two often travel to tournaments in a motor home, and she is a fixture following him in the gallery.
Day dropped off slightly on Saturday after shooting a 1-over 73. He enters the final round tied for fourth at 5-under par for the tournament, two behind co-leaders Angel Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker.
Jason Day’s wife should be in for a big day on TV Sunday with her husband in contention. She was a big hit two years ago when her husband finished second at Augusta National.