Friday, 19 April, 2019

Zach Johnson had the most embarrassing Masters moment

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Cary Erickson | 15 April, 2019, 02:40

But even at the pinnacle of the sport, it seems that comical errors can be made, as Johnson has proved at Augusta during the Masters.

The key reason that Johnson's mishit didn't count as a stroke comes down to two things - the contact was unintentional, and the ball was not yet in play.

Golf fans will rarely see a more unusual turn of events than what happened to Zach Johnson on the 13th tee during the second round of the US Masters. As Johnson steps forward to take his practice swing, he accidentally connects with the ball, sending it straight into the adjacent tee marker. The ball ended up about 3 or 4 yards in front of Johnson, who scooped it up and re-teed.

The most impressive part of the sequence is that Johnson then stepped up and bombed a ideal drive down the middle of the fairway.

"Oh s--!" Johnson said immediately. He was able to re-tee the ball and then striped his tee shot-his actual tee shot-right down the center.

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Johnson then awkwardly stepped up to pick up his ball, looked around at his playing partners to see their reaction, and then took another whack at it.

"I thought I had done it all, but now I have done it all", he said after his round.

"I actually hit a good tee shot after that", said Johnson who went on to birdie the hole on his way to a one-over 73 that left him three over for the tournament.

And the odd incident didn't shake Johnson's concentration; he birdied the hole to move to 1 over for the tournament.