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Masters 2024: Jason Day says Augusta National asked him to take off his 'busy' sweater vest

April 13, 2024

Ben Walton

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jason Day's attire has been a hot topic of conversation this week at the Masters with seemingly every golf fan morphing into a fashion critic. But apparently Augusta National weighed in on Friday's loud sweater vest as well. And it turns out the club was not a fan.

Following Day's third round, the Aussie was asked about drawing more attention for his outfits than his play. It was then when he revealed that he was asked to remove the Malbon Golf vest during the second round. Introducing VESTGATE!

Q. Have you heard any—is it OK 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.

Q. The busy one?

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.

We've long known Augusta National has plenty of rules, including those regarding clothing. Our Chris Powers found out you have to wear pants to play the course last year. But a rule against 'busy' sweaters? That's a first. Here's more from Day:

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.

As if this tournament couldn't get any crazier. Here's video of Day's comments:

Again, wild stuff. And even more press for Malbon Golf. Hopefully, Jason's got another outer-layer option in his bag if he gets chilly on Sunday.