Zach Johnson's practice swing doesn't miss the ball

Masters Zach Johnson accidentally smacks ball with practice swing... still birdies
Masters Zach Johnson accidentally smacks ball with practice swing... still birdies

15 April, 2019

Zach Johnson accidentally hit his ball at the 13th tee at the Masters on Friday in a hilarious scene.

AUGUSTA, Ga. - It was a practice swing unlike any other.

Former champion Zach Johnson has been involved in a freakish incident during the second round of the Masters, accidentally hitting his ball while taking a practice swing.

"If a teed ball falls off the tee or is knocked off the tee by the player before the player has made a stroke at it, it may be re-teed anywhere in the teeing area without penalty".

The 2007 champion was practising his swing, but he ended up getting a little too close and clipped it which ended up bouncing off a tee marker.

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

"Oh s--!" Johnson said immediately.

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Thankfully for Johnson, there was no penalty on the play.

The 43-year old was not assessed a penalty and the shot did not count as a stroke as Johnson had no intention to hit the ball.

Despite the mishap, Johnson is positive that it was one-off, adding: "I don't think I could do it again if I even tried".

"I actually hit a good tee shot after that", said Johnson who went on to birdie the hole on his way to a one-over 73 that left him three over for the tournament.

And the odd incident didn't shake Johnson's concentration; he birdied the hole to move to 1 over for the tournament.

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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