LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS – When Jason Day aced the par-3 17th hole at Conway Farms Friday during the BMW Championship, several things happened:
He briefly had a three-stroke lead midway through the second round;
As the first player to make an ace in the event, Day won a $100,000 scholarship for a caddie in the Evans Scholarship Program;
And, he won a new BMW 760i, which has a base price of approximately $155,000.
Makes buying the drinks for making a hole-in-one easy.
But Day did more than that.
He donated the BMW he won back to the Evans Scholar Program to finance another scholarship for a second deserving caddie.
“I am in a fortunate position and being able to not only impact one person but be able to impact another person’s life, for them to be able to go to college as well is huge,” Day said.
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It’s true Day has a sponsorship deal with Lexus but that did not preclude him from accepting the hole-in-one prize had he wanted to keep it. After hearing about the initial scholarship donation that resulted from his ace, Day talked with his agent and decided to toss in his prize as well.
“I’m hoping that that person that is impacted by the foundation goes on to do great things, whether they’re hoping their local area or maybe helping people elsewhere. I think if they’re helping themselves, they usually are helping other people as well.”