Jason Day looks up with binoculars to find his ball in a tree at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Jason Day’s ball got stuck in a tree during the second round of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.

Per the Rules of Golf, when a ball gets stuck in a tree, a player has to be able to identify their ball in order to be allowed to declare an unplayable lie and get relief. Otherwise, a golfer has to go back to where they played their last shot and hit again with a one-stroke penalty. So there’s value in being able to borrow a pair of binoculars from a rules official to see if they can find their ball and identify it for certain. Day did and was able to get an unplayable lie with a one-stroke penalty instead of a stroke-and-distance penalty.

He also created a delightful meme in the process.

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