AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the primary golf main of the 12 months (all occasions EDT):
Billy Horschel has made another stop at Waterworld.
After taking part in barefoot out of the creek at Augusta National’s thirteenth gap for the second day in a row, Horschel flew the inexperienced together with his second shot n No. 15, the ball skipping all the best way into the pond at the subsequent gap.
He took a penalty drop and wound up with a bogey 6.
Horschel bounced again with a birdie at the sixteenth — sure, he managed to keep away from the pond this time.
Thankfully for the Floridian, he does not have to fret about any extra aqua misadventures at the ultimate two holes of the Masters. Neither has any water hazards.
Welcome to the brand new Masters custom: Billy Horschel taking part in barefoot on the thirteenth gap.
Horschel created a stir Saturday by slipping barefoot down a slope earlier than taking part in a ball from the water on the par-5 thirteenth gap. The sneakers got here off once more on the thirteenth on Sunday, although the one factor that slipped this time was Horschel down the leaderboard.
His tee shot landed within the water, so identical to Saturday, he eliminated his sneakers and socks and rolled up his pant legs over his calves to go attempt to play the ball. He solely superior it a couple of yards, not getting it again to the green, then tried to hack at it once more from a mix of grass, mud and rocks — earlier than taking an unplayable lie and transferring on.
The ultimate injury: A triple-bogey 8, dropping him from forty first to fiftieth on the leaderboard and to six over for the event.
The ultimate spherical of the Masters has began with all of the acquainted pin positions for Sunday at Augusta National.
Hideki Matsuyama takes a four-shot lead into the ultimate spherical. He is making an attempt to change into the primary Japanese participant to win a significant and the second main champion from an Asian nation. (The first was Y.E. Yang of South Korea within the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine.)
It’s by no means simple at Augusta National. In November, Dustin Johnson had a four-shot lead that was trimmed to 1 shot after solely 5 holes. He recovered with a birdie and went on to win by 5. Rory McIlroy misplaced a four-shot lead after 10 holes in 2011 when he shot 80 within the ultimate spherical.
The most well-known was Greg Norman dropping a six-shot lead in 1996.
Xander Schauffele, Justin Rose, Marc Leishman and Will Zalatoris have been all 4 pictures behind Matsuyama. Rose is the one main champion in that group. Zalatoris is making an attempt to change into the primary participant in 42 years to win a inexperienced jacket in his first try.
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