By Andrew Both
AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Walking round with stained white trousers and moist ft on Augusta’s pristine course made Billy Horschel stand out for all of the incorrect causes on Saturday however at the very least the American noticed the humorous aspect after he ended up on his bottom on the thirteenth gap.
After his second shot on the par-five thirteenth ended submerged within the Rae’s Creek tributary in entrance of the inexperienced within the third spherical of the Masters, Horschel determined to take away his footwear and socks in an try to hit the ball out of the water.
But as he descended the grassy embankment in his white pants, Horschel slipped on the stainless grass.
Luckily the autumn bruised his ego greater than his physique.
Smiling sheepishly, Horschel shortly acquired again on to his ft earlier than asking enjoying companion Phil Mickelson whether or not the autumn had left a stain.
“He said, ‘there may not be one there’ and he looked and said, ‘yeah, there’s one there, sorry, buddy’,” Horschel mentioned, recounting his dialog with Mickelson.
“Obviously that’s going to be a highlight that’s played on social media … I’ve ripped my pants a few times. Thankfully there were no cameras.”
Horschel regrouped and efficiently blasted his ball out of the water and onto the inexperienced and made a par en route to a 73 and a four-over-par 220 complete.
The 34-year-old American is enjoying his seventh Masters.
(Reporting by Andrew Both, modifying by Pritha Sarkar)