Former champion Zach Johnson left red faced after Masters practice swing gaffe

Former champion Zach Johnson left red faced after Masters practice swing gaffe

Former champion Zach Johnson left red faced after Masters practice swing gaffe

2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson is having a rough go of it in the 2019 competition.

-Accidentally strikes the ball when making a practice swing or while preparing to make a stroke.

Zach Johnson hit the most relatable shot of the Masters on Friday when he accidentally made contact with his ball off the 13th tee at Augusta National while taking a practice swing.

After the initial shock the Englishman said Johnson saw the amusing side. So Johnson re-teed and found the fairway. Had Johnson meant to hit the ball and simply whiffed, it would have counted as a stroke, but because he was clearly taking a practice swing - as evident by the fact that he had yet to "address", or set up behind the ball - he was allowed to re-tee and take his drive without penalty.

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You guessed it, four shots and 510 yards later, Johnson sunk a birdie putt to take him to within one of level par. "I actually hit a really good tee shot after that, so I think I recovered nicely". "I thought I'd done it all, but now I know I have", said the 43-year-old, who added Kuchar would not let him forget the gaffe.

And then there was a stand-up comedy routine - two, actually - after Kisner and Johnson completed their rounds, Kisner finishing off a 1-over-par 73 to sit at 2 under entering the weekend, and Johnson also shooting a 73 and sitting at 3 over after two rounds.

Kevin Kisner, who was playing in the group in front of Johnson, said he'd never done it in a competitive round.

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