Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Sergio Garcia puts five balls in water at Augusta's par-five 15th

Sergio Garcia puts five balls in water at Augusta's par-five 15th

But on five straight shots, Garcia's ball landed in the water.

Day's second shot on the par-4 first hole bounced off a patron watching from under the trees and into his cup. Garcia may need to find a way to pass the time in Augusta this weekend as he waits to fill the defending champion's duties in Sunday's Green Jacket ceremony.

This was not the type of Masters history Sergio Garcia expected to be a part of when Thursday started.

After taking a penalty drop, Garcia hit a wedge - his fourth shot - past the pin and spun it off the green, back into the water. It's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot, simple as that.

He had a setback when he three-putted for bogey at No. 6 and couldn't save par from the back bunker at No. 7, but Singh got those two bogeys back when he drained a 36-foot birdie putt at No. 11 and two-putted for birdie at No. 13. "I felt like throughout the past I've hit a lot of really good golf shots here, played really solid, but I always seem to leave myself just above every hole". I thought it was ideal, straight at the flag. With the firmness of the greens and everything, it felt like the ball was going to stop.

In the 1996 movie Tin Cup, the main character was in contention playing the final hole at a US Open, only to run up a 12 after repeatedly finding the water with his approach shot.

Just two other golfers have ever made such a high score at the first major of the year - Tom Weiskopf at the 12th in 1980 and Tsuneyuki Nakajima at the 13th in 1978.

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