Augusta officials make Jason Day lose baggy clothing at Masters


Jason Day has confirmed that he was asked by Masters officials on Sunday AEST to remove a sweater-vest he wore with large and loud logos of Malbon, the new line of clothing he’s promoting.

The tournament reportedly has a restriction on how large sponsor logos can be on players’ shirts.

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“Yeah, they asked me to take off the vest off,’’ said Day, who is currently tied for 30th on the Masters leaderboard having finished his tournament at three under par.

“They said, ‘Can you take it off?’ I said, ‘Yeah, no worries.’ 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.’’

Day explained that the clothing company, as many of them do for their players, scripted each day’s outfits, and that vest was on the script for Saturday (AEST).

“I wasn’t trying to do anything,’’ Day said. “They just scripted me in it, and I was wearing it. They send you the scripting and say, ‘This is what we want you to wear Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,’ and I’m like, ‘OK.’ ’’

Day has been hearing it from the social media cynics all week about the new line of clothing.

They are particularly baggy clothing and, with the high winds on Saturday (AEST), there were some funny social media barbs.

“If it’s down breeze, these things puff up pretty quick,’’ Day said jokingly of his pants. “Tiger [Woods] had baggier stuff on in the early 2000s. He did pretty good. I think it’s fine.’’

Day insisted he doesn’t listen to the tweaks on social media, saying, “I’m just trying to play as good as I can. Like, I’ll hear every now and then, but I really don’t pay attention to it, to be honest. I’m just trying to play good golf. That’s all that matters.’’

Day said the clothes are “very comfortable,’’ and added, “It feels like I’ve got nothing on really, to be honest.’’

– This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was republished with permission