You can lose a golf ball many different ways, but having your ball get stuck in a tree may be the most frustrating thing a golfer can experience. Odds are you weren’t aiming for the tree, so first of all you hit a bad shot, and then you get penalized even more with the ball getting hung up in the limbs. Jason Day got to experience all of this first-hand at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday.
On the Par 5 16th, his seventh hole of the day, Day pushed his drive off the tee right of the fairway and not only did he find a tree, but his golf ball also settled in a bird’s nest. He borrowed some binoculars from somebody and was able to identify his golf ball, a photographer on the hole was even looking through their camera lens to help him identify the ball as well.
After identifying it was his ball, he was able to take an unplayable and walk away with a double bogey.
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Day finished his second round at even par for the day after posting a 2-under 70 on Thursday. He currently sits at T-17 safely inside the cut line.