Jason Day Wants To Spread Ashes At Augusta National
By mustang6560 on 11/30/11
He wants to do what!?!
Jason Day said he plans to speak to officials at Augusta National about spreading some of his father's ashes over the home of the Masters. 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 National if Day were to ever played there.
Jason, this is Augusta National we're talking about here, not your local muni!
"It's a plan but obviously if I don't get clearance from Augusta, I am not going to do it," Day said last week at the Australian PGA Championship. "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."
The only way I foresee Augusta National allowing Jason to spread the ashes of his late father on the course is if he wins The Masters (and he came close last year finishing in second place). And, even then he would have to do it in secret. The last thing Augusta National wants to see an increase in the number of golfers who decree in their final breath to have their ashes spread on the course.

I highly doubt Augusta National permits this to happen, but I hope it does, for Jason's sake of course. But, we'll never know either way.

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photo by Keith Allison

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bkuehn1952 says:
What's to stop a spectator, excuse me, a patron from bringing a baggie with ashes and then spreading them on the course? Jason should have just gone ahead and dropped some of his father's ashes during a practice round and then kept his mouth shut. Sometimes it is better to beg forgiveness after the fact than to ask for prior permission.
Banker85 says:
i was thinking the same thing as bkuehn. do it. his chances of getting approval from augusta is slim.
Jattruia says:
I agree, but I'm sure he does it either way. How hard could it be, seriously? Plus, it's well worth any risk.
mmontisano says:
he should use the ashes to test wind conditions.
falcon50driver says:
bkuehn1952 That is one of my favorite expressions, asking forgiveness is always easer than getting permission. I've exercised that procedure many times. If what you do turns out ok without causing harm, it's all good.
KVSmith59 says:
lol.....told my friends that after I died I wanted them to toss my ashes into a bunker on one of our favorite courses. Nothing like a little sand/Kevin in your socks after trying to hit out of the trap...
SilverSliver says:
LOL!!! You're bad badcaddy.
SilverSliver says:
Yeah do it slyly. Much like Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption or better still Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun.
SpaceMaNy0 says:
Who's the girl in the picture, and why is he trying to get her to smell his finger?
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