WATCH: Jason Day makes hole in one, donates BMW he won to charity
The Australian could have picked a better hole to make an ace on
Jason Day will play in the final pairing on Saturday with Marc Leishman after shooting a 6-under 65 on Friday at the BMW Championship. Day was aided in part by this hole in one on the par-3 17th hole. It was one of two eagles Day made on the back nine Friday, and he won a BMW as a result. Here's a look at the shot.
The only problem? Day is sponsored by Lexus, so he donated the BMW back to the Evans Scholar Foundation, which provides scholarships to kids going to college. The ace already triggered a $100,000 donation from BMW, which will now be upped as a result of Day's donation.
"I'm going to donate that car back to help another student because I am in a fortunate position," said Day. "Being able to not only impact one person but be able to impact another person's life, to be able to get them to go through college as well is huge.
"Like I said, I'm in a fortunate position, very blessed to be able to try to bless someone elsewhere."
Day, who won this tournament at this course in 2015, said he hit a 7-iron over 180 yards.
"Pushed it a little bit, but I was trying to hit a high shot, 7-iron about 182 yards and land it there," said Day. "Probably landed at maybe 181 yards. Landed just off the green and kind of rolled down.
"One of those ones you kind of get away with it."
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