Australian Jason Day, who now makes his home in Columbus, made a huge donation to the Evans Scholarship Foundation last month, when he made a hole-in-one at the BMW Championship.
Day aced the par-3 17th hole at Conway Farms, which earned a $100,000 scholarship for an Evans Scholar caddie, plus a new $155,000 BMW 760i for him. After talking with his manager, Day donated the car to the Evans Scholar Foundation so a second deserving caddie can receive a scholarship, as well.
“I am in a fortunate position and being able to not only impact one person but to impact another person’s life, for them to be able to go to college as well, is huge.”
The Evans Scholarship Foundation is one of the major beneficiaries of the BMW Championship. There are 964 former caddies currently attending colleges across the country on Evans Scholarships. To earn an Evans Scholarship a caddie must be an excellent student, have financial need and be recommended by his or her home club, plus complete a selection process.