Jason Day reveals Augusta National told him to remove vest at The Masters

Jason Day confirms Augusta National made him take off his Malbon Golf vest at The Masters.

Jason Day was asked to remove his vest by Augusta
Jason Day was asked to remove his vest by Augusta

Jason Day has revealed someone at Augusta National got him to take off his Malbon Golf vest during the second round at The Masters.

Day, 36, saw his apparel deal with Nike Golf come to an end in 2023 just like Tiger Woods

The 13-time PGA Tour winner then decided to put pen to paper on a new deal with fashion-forward brand Malbon Golf

Like all apparel companies kitting out their top players at the majors, Day was presented with his scripting for the week by his clothing brand, and had to wear what they wanted. 

For day two, Day was asked by Malbon to wear a vest with the words 'Malbon Golf Championship' and 'No. 313' on it. 

While Day accepted what he was being asked to wear, it only lasted five holes.

The 2015 US PGA champion returned to Augusta National's 14th hole bright and early on Friday morning and completed his first round alongside Tiger Woods and Max Homa. 

After walking off the back of 18 and signing his card, Day was met by an official at Augusta National who asked him to remove his vest. 

The Australian accepted the decision and played without the vest on when heading back onto the course for the second round. 

Day played his second round without the vest on
Day played his second round without the vest on

Day confirmed the news with a pool of reporters after his third-round 76 that left him 8-over par in T45. 

Here's Jason Day's exchange with reporters: 

Q. Have you heard any -- is it okay with the green jackets, the designs and the things that you've been wearing? They can be a little bit restrictive.

JASON DAY: Are you talking about like Augusta in general? Yeah, they asked me to take it off -- the vest off yesterday.

JASON DAY: Yeah, the busy one. Respectfully, you do that because it's all about the tournament here, and I understand that. I respect the tournament. That's what we're here to do is try and play and win the green jacket.

Q. Did they explain to you why they'd like you to take it off? The logo is too big?

JASON DAY: I don't know. I didn't ask. They said, can you take it off? I said, yeah, no worries.

Q. Was it a mistake in your mind putting it on yesterday? Or did it do what you were trying to do?

JASON DAY: What was I trying to do? I don't know what I was trying to do.

Q. What were you trying to do?

JASON DAY: I wasn't trying to do anything. They just scripted me in it, and I was wearing it.

Q. That's what happens, you're given your outfits by your sponsors?

JASON DAY: 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.

Q. If they asked you to remove it, it came from who?

JASON DAY: It came from Augusta National.

Q. Like a green jacket?

JASON DAY: I don't know if it was a green jacket. I don't know who it was. They asked, and I respectfully took it off.

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