Ace highlight’s Day’s day
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Jason Day made his first hole-in-one in nine years, shot a 6-under 65 and goes into the weekend at the BMW Championship with a chance to end 16 months without a victory.
It was a big day for more than just the 29-year-old Australian on Friday.
By becoming the first player to make an ace at Conway Farms this week, BMW contributed $100,000 to the Evans Scholars Foundation that will pay for a four-year tuition. Day also won a car and, not long after signing his card, he decided to donate that to the foundation to pay for another full scholarship.
Day said it didn’t matter that he has a sponsorship deal with Lexus and really didn’t need another car.
“I’m in a fortunate position, being able to not only impact one person but be able to impact another person’s life,” Day said. It was a feel-good moment in charity, and on the scorecard. Day began the year at No. 1 in the world with a goal of staying there all the way through December. Instead, he gave up the top ranking to Dustin Johnson within two months and has slipped all the way to No. 9.
He goes into the weekend in the final group with fellow Australian Marc Leishman, who had a three-shot lead.