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Sergio Garcia responds to shooting a 13 on day one of The Masters

When Sergio Garcia approached the 15th hole, it would be fair to say not many people expected to see him capitulate in such an extraordinary manner.

Last year Garcia shot two 69s, a 70 and a 71. Thursday, he signed for an 81.

The golf ball hit the bank over the water and bounced straight back, highlighting why Augusta has frequently frustrated Garcia in the past.

"It's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot," Garcia said. "Simple as that. You saw it," he said. "I don't think I need to describe it.

"If it carries probably two more feet, it's probably good. And if it probably carries a foot less, it probably doesn't go off the green and probably stays on the fringe…But unfortunately, I flew it on the perfect spot for it to come back."

Garcia maintains he made some good shots, however, saying: "I kept hitting good shots with the sand wedge. And unfortunately, I don't know why, the ball just wouldn't stop."

Garcia finished by saying, "It's one of those things. It's just unfortunate."


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