Watch, if you can, as defending champion Sergio Garcia makes 13 on the par-5 15th after five trips to the water. You read that right...

Sergio Garcia Cards Record Worst Score On 15 At Augusta National

Defending champion Sergio Garcia has seen his chances of a successful US Masters defence disappear with one horror hole at Augusta National – the par-5 15th, where he carded a 13 after five trips to the water.

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He holed a 12-footer to equal the highest score on any hole at the Masters, although he did birdie his next. Small victories.

The 13 was the worst ever score recorded on the 15th hole and was the joint worst score ever on any hole in a US Masters.

The record worst scores on the 15th hole before Garcia’s effort were

11 Masashi ‘Jumbo’ Ozaki 1987
11 Ben Crenshaw 1997
11 Ignacio Garrido 1998

The worst score ever on any hole was 13 by Tsuneyuki ‘Tommy’ Nakajima in 1978.

Golf Monthly’s Tom Clarke was by the 15th green when Garcia was having his disaster: “It was remarkable, just like the end of Tin Cup, he just kept on asking for balls from his caddie not changing clubs and seemingly too stubborn to change the angle.”

Garcia had been two over par through 14 holes and the defending champion would have been hoping to finish well to be in contention – eventually he finished with a nine-over-par 81 and is currently joint 85th – it would be fair to say his dream of winning another Masters is in tatters.

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