Sergio makes Masters history for all the wrong reasons

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It was unlucky 13 for Sergio Garcia at the par-5 15th as the defending champion played himself out of contention on Thursday

You can’t win it on Thursday, but you can lose it. Just ask Sergio Garcia.

A year ago, Garcia played one of the shots of the tournament at the par-5 15th en route to making an eagle that would put one arm in the Green Jacket.

But the defending champion will not be winning back-to-back Masters titles after a rather different visit to Firethorn this time around.

Garcia dunked five – yes, FIVE – balls in the water and ended up racking up a 13 on the hole.

After a 322-yard tee shot, Garcia had 205 yards left but his approach found the water.

His next shot, his fourth after a penalty drop, flew past the pin twice – once in the air, then once as it zipped back along the green and into the water.

He then did exactly the same thing again. And again. And once more.

Here’s what that looks like when written out…

1. Tee shot
2. Into water
3. Drop
4. Into water
5. Drop
6. Into water
7. Drop
8. Into water
9. Drop
10. Into water
11. Drop
12. Onto green
13. Holed putt

Here’s what that looks like on the shot tracker…

Here’s what that looks like in a photograph…

And here’s what it looks like on the scorecard…

It brought an unwanted record for Garcia. Though it does mean we get to reel out this Wall of Shame again…

This had to be done…

And because I know you’re wondering this too…

But it wasn’t all bad news, he made birdie at 16…

And…

If you’re curious, here’s the leaderboard.

 

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