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‘They Just Scripted Me’: Jason Day Blames Sponsors for Infamous Masters Outfit Havoc

Published 04/14/2024, 1:55 AM EDT

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A lot of the golfers who were sponsored by Nike for years switched their brand endorsements. One of them was Jason Day, who switched to Malbon Golf, an increasingly popular brand among the new age golfers, in January 2024. However, it looks like the partnership has not been very smooth sailing for the Aussie golfer.

Jason Day got trolled, not once, but twice, on the greens of the Augusta Nation because of his choice of clothing. He wore an exceptionally flappy pair of baggy pants which became the talk of the round 1 and was trolled by the audience. On Friday, he wore a vest that had a giant Malbon Golf script on it, and well, this time, he caught the attention of the Augusta National and was asked to remove it while playing.

Jason Day’s interruption between the rounds

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After the third round, Jason Day made an appearance in the post-presser held at the Augusta National. The 36-year-old was further questioned about the ‘vest removal’ incident and whether he was given any explanation before he was asked to remove the vest, the speculation being that the logo was probably too big. To that, Day gave a rather simple answer, “I don’t know. I didn’t ask. They said, can you take it off? I said, yeah, no worries.”

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When asked if he thought that he made a mistake putting on the vest that day, or whether he had any ulterior motives, he was left confused. Day said, “I wasn’t trying to do anything. They just scripted me in it, and I was wearing it.” He further explained how it is the sponsors that decide which outfit is to be worn on that day, as they hold the greater power for the endorsement of the brand, and they know how to demonstrate it better.

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Day added, “Yeah, they send you the scripting and say, this is what we want you to wear Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and I’m like, okay.” However, when he was asked who he thought gave the orders for the removal of the vest, the PGA Tour pro stated, “It came from Augusta National.” It was clear that Day had no intentions of questioning the ask that was made of him on the greens, as, he respectfully carried out what he was told because he had more pressing matters to look into, which was his game.

Is Jason Day’s game slipping away?

Jason Day started round one with a birdie on the Flowering Peach (par-4, hole 3). However, he ended up carding a double bogey right at the next hole, which was one of 2 double bogeys that he bagged in the first round. The other one was on the 16th hole. His score landed at 3-over 75. Day managed to get back in the game during the second round.

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Although he made no double bogeys, he did card two bogeys. One at the beginning of the Amen corner on the 11th hole, and the second one on the last hole. The Aussie’s score went higher, and he bagged a 1-over 73. In the third round, which concluded a few hours ago, his performance deteriorated once again. He started with a bogey at the Tea Olive and had another one on the 18th hole.

To make things worse, he carded another two double bogeys, one on the 12th hole, and the other on the Nadina. This brought his score to a sad 4-over 72. Jason Day needs to take a huge jump to reach the comeback close to the top of the list, and well, the green jacket looks pretty off the court for him this year. Stay tuned to find out where he lands as the finale concludes!

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Aheli Chakraborty

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Aheli Chakraborty is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature, Aheli has actively covered major bodybuilding events like Mr. Olympia.
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