Billy Horschel fails miserably trying to hit out of a creek after previous miracle water shot at the Masters
Billy Horschel is literally getting his feet wet at the 2021 Masters down at the Augusta National Golf Club. Although it would likely take something next to a miracle for Horschel to win the green jacket this Sunday, not a few golf fans are going to remember his appearance in the event.
Horschel, who is 51st overall on the Masters’ leaderboard with a 6 over 220 score as of this writing, found himself rolling up his pants and getting barefoot after his shot found the water — again.
Here’s a look at Horschel’s watery ordeal Sunday, via CBS Sports HQ:
Billy Horschel from the water AGAIN.
This time it didn't work out. pic.twitter.com/pzckmgbD5x
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) April 11, 2021
Hitting a ball in a major event is hard enough. Trying to save at least a par while dealing with a ball in the water is certainly not an ideal situation for any golfer, especially for someone like Horschel, who is already way behind the current Masters leader, Hideki Matsuyama. (Matsuyama is leading the field with an 11-under-par 205.)
That being said, Horschell actually pulled that off a day prior. In the third round of the 2021 Masters Tournament, the 12-year pro ran into that same situation as he had to get the ball out of the water on the Par 5 13th hole — but not before an inadvertent audition for the 2021 version of the Three Stooges.
OPE Billy Horschel having quite the adventure on 13 pic.twitter.com/AL3xvXiIE4
— Heavens! (@HeavensFX) April 10, 2021
At that point, you just have to appreciate the effort Billy Horschel (+1100 long shot to win) made to dig himself out of that difficult moment.
Horschel may not win the 2021 Masters Tournament, but he’s not going to end the season winless either. He’s already bagged one victory when he topped the field at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play late last March. He entered the Masters with four top 10s and five top 25s in 13 starts.