Jason Day receives free drop after ball lands in patron's bag

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Jason Day retrieves his golf ball from the shopping bag of a Masters patron on Friday.
By T.J. Auclair, Senior Interactive Producer
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Jason Day added a souvenir to the shopping bag of a Masters patron who already had a bag full of them during the second round on Friday.

Well, sort of.

You see, Day hit his second shot on the par-5 second hole at Augusta National into the gallery and -- somehow -- his ball came to rest inside a patron's gift bag.

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Day consulted an official and was given free relief from the patron's bag -- he had to take the ball back to finish the hole -- took a drop and proceeded to get up and down for a birdie.

It reminded us of a similar situation from the third round of the 2013 PGA Championship. It was there at Oak Hill last August where Jonas Blixt found the pants pocket of a spectator with his tee shot on the 18th hole. Like Day this morning, Blixt got a free drop and managed to make a remarkable birdie after the free drop. Here's how Blixt recovered:

 

 

Day gave the birdie back and then some with a double bogey on the next hole. At the time of this post, Day was 1 over through nine holes and 4 over for the tournament.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.