The defending Masters champion, Sergio Garcia, just dropped down the leader board in spectacular fashion with a meltdown on the 15th hole.
Garcia went into the water not once, not twice, but five times on his way to carding a 13 on the par-5 15th, nicknamed Firethorn.
That was the most strokes ever recorded on the hole in the history of the tournament.
He finished the hole at 10-over par for the tournament after, mercifully, making a nine-foot putt for octuple bogey, which is now a thing. He fell to 86th place out of 87.
Garcia was the third favorite to win heading into the opening round, according to win probabilities calculated by The Post’s Neil Greenberg. With one hole, his chances to make the cut dropped from 83 to 3 percent.
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Garcia wasn’t the only one to stumble on No. 15. Marc Leishman, Tiger Woods’s playing partner (more on Woods just below), who held the lead for much of the day, double-bogeyed the hole to fall to 2 under.
Charging to the lead in his place at 4 under were Henrik Stenson, who birdied Firethorn, and Charley Hoffman who carded three straight birdies at Nos. 12-14.
Most intriguing: Tony Finau, who dislocated his
Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/04/05/masters-2018-live-updates/
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