WATCH: Golfer hits shank on 12th at Augusta National

Golfer Augusta National Shank

Picture the scene.

You get the call to go and play Augusta National. For 11 holes, your mind is on the tee shot at the par-3 12th.

What if I hit the green? What if I have a hole-in-one?

Then, the big moment finally arrives. You step onto the tee, get your yardage, pull your club, peg up your ball and try not to think about all of the Masters horror shows that have unfolded there down the years.

• Cantlay blames PIP for Bryson's problems

• McIlroy leaps to defence of DeChambeau

All you want is to make good contact.

What you absolutely don't want to do is what this poor chap did. Have a watch...

Shank! Ouch!

It's not clear who the poor guy in this video is but we think it's safe to say this isn't what he envisaged when he handed his friends his phone and asked them to film him.

• OPINION: "Tour should fix Bryson first, not fans"

• Bob Mac insists Ryder Cup dream is still alive

On the plus side, at least it didn't cost him a Green Jacket. 

Still, of all the places you wouldn't want to have a hosel rocket, the 12th at Augusta National must be right up there.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
play button
TaylorMade Stealth vs Callaway Rogue ST | 2022 DRIVER BATTLE
play button
Is this red carbon face faster? | TaylorMade Stealth driver REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Mackenzie Hughes cost by marshal mistake
Plans for new St Andrews course run into trouble... AGAIN!
Adam Scott details his unfinished major business
Here’s why the Farmers Insurance Open is finishing early this week
I'm misunderstood, says Patrick Reed ahead of title defence

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Lengthen your backswing for more power
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
play button
How to play better golf after a hip replacement
play button
The correct grip will make your swing more consistent
See all videos right arrow