Zach Johnson had the most embarrassing Masters moment


Zach Johnson had a moment at the Masters on Friday that every casual golfer can relate to, but fortunately it did not cost him anything.

But here's the thing: it was a practice swing, so the shot doesn't count.

Former champion Zach Johnson has been involved in a freaky incident during the second round of the Masters, accidentally hitting his ball while taking a practice swing. It was so bad that it richocheted off the tee marker then popped in the air right in front of him.

When he took the tee box on No. 13, Johnson sat two shots above the cut line.

"I was caught off guard", Johnson said. "That's a first. I thought I'd done it all, but now I know I've done it all".

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Ultimately, Johnson did not need to take a penalty stroke because he had not meant to hit the ball and it was not yet in play.

After teeing up his ball and preparing for his tee shot on Augusta National's famous dogleg-left par-five, Johnson accidentally struck his ball with his driver (see below).

"I can't think of a time I've done it - not on goal", Johnson said of hitting the ball during a practice swing. "I actually hit a really good tee shot after that, so I think I recovered nicely".

"Y'all can laugh, that's embarrassing", Johnson told his playing competitors, Ian Poulter and Matt Kuchar. The 2007 Masters champ bounced back in the early going on his second round, moving to one-over par on several occasions.