Jason Day used everything available to make sure it was his golf ball that was stuck in a tree.
If you think your golf ball may have been stuck in a tree, you need to make sure it’s yours before you can claim an unplayable lie and take a drop underneath it. If you don’t you’ll need to go back and replay your last shot.
Jason Day sliced his ball into the trees at the par-5 16th hole during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Spectators didn’t see the ball come down and it was assumed his golf ball got caught up in the branches.
Day spotted what he thought was his golf ball but at such a height there was never any chance of climbing up to identify it.
Instead, Day resorted to using some of the equipment he found nearby. First, he tried to spot his ball with a pair of binoculars. Then a photographer came to the rescue with a telescopic lens, taking a close up shot that Day could then confirm as his golf ball.