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Video: Ernie Els Probably Didn’t Expect to 7-Putt His First Hole at the Masters

Video: Ernie Els Probably Didn’t Expect to 7-Putt His First Hole at the Masters

Spare a thought for Ernie Els who ended up a whopping six over par through one hole after seven-putting the first at the Masters today.

It’s only day one at the first major of the golf season, but the South African got off to the worst possible start on the first hole.

Amazingly, he was on the green and putting for a par from three feet before missing that and hitting six more to seven-putt and record the worst ever first hole score at the competition:

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And it raises serious questions marks over whether or not Els will make the cut come the end of play tomorrow night.

He’s now eight-over through 12 (at the time of writing) and will be hoping he can pick up some birdies in the final six holes to bring some semblance of respect to an otherwise embarrassing opening day.

Jordan Spieth, last year’s Masters winner, has had no such problems on the greens at Augusta today and he leads in the club house after shooting a 66 to finish the day six under.

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