1 day after sliding down creek bank, Horschel endures another watery misadventure at Masters, but this time fails to save par
Billy Horschel might have a tough time believing that the 13th hole at Augusta National Golf Club ranks as one of the easiest on the course. Not after his escapades at the hole named “Azalea” for its springtime display of color.
One day after he slipped and fell, laughing off a grass stain as he descended the creek bank to play his ball on the edge of the water and ultimately save par, Horschel slipped out of his shoes and socks to provide another blooper in Sunday’s final round of the Masters.
When he started the hole, Horschel stood 1 under for his round and 3 over for the tournament after a bunker save at the 12th hole. He would make no such save at the dogleg-left par-5 13th.
Horschel tugged his 3-wood tee shot into the tributary of Rae’s Creek that guards the left side of the fairway. Two shoeless swats from the creek bed left him still in the penalty area, so he took a drop. From there, he laid up right, into the gallery area just off the fairway, wedged onto the green and two-putted for a triple-bogey 8 (scores).
Horschel was out of contention at the start of the hole, but he was out of sorts after departing the 13th green, sliding to 2 over for the day. He finished with a 4-over 76 and tied for 50th at 8-over 296. Horschel, who won the WGC Match Play two weeks ago, ranks No. 17 in the world.
Read more of Morning Read's final-round Masters coverage:
Take a bow, Hideki Matsuyama, by Gary Van Sickle
Masters offers clues for upcoming majors in 2021, by Alex Miceli
Jon Rahm rallies for another Masters top-10, by Steve Harmon
Billy Horschel takes second tumble at Augusta's 13 hole, by Steve Harmon
One surprising stat from Matsuyama's victory
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