The 34-year-previous, playing in a group with a few-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson, hit his 2nd shot on the No. 13 gap into the h2o of Rae’s Creek.
Horschel, instead of abandoning the ball and having a shot penalty, resolved to consider drastic action.
The planet No. 17 taken out his footwear and socks and rolled his white trousers up to his knees as to hold them dry when he went in the h2o.
Right after making the outfit transform, he rapidly popped up to the environmentally friendly to check out where he was aiming. But, on his excursion back down to the ball, disaster struck.
With no sneakers on, Horschel’s feet slipped on the great grass and he slipped more than entirely to the delight of the viewing patrons and numerous on social media.
He rapidly hopped back again up, with a huge smile on his confront, and amusingly requested five-time important winner Mickelson to examine how dirty his white trousers were being.
“I mentioned: ‘How negative is that grass stain likely to be?’ And he reported: ‘There may possibly not be a person there.’ And he seemed and mentioned: ‘Yeah, there is just one there, sorry, buddy,'” Horschel stated in his write-up-spherical press meeting.
“Clearly which is heading to be a emphasize that’s performed on social media or possibly Augusta or the Masters will choose it off. But I was hoping to make the putt so at least it would be one thing humorous from it.”
To be reasonable to Horschel, and with muddy trousers and soaked ft, he was equipped to assemble himself and chip his submerged ball correctly up to the environmentally friendly, ultimately two-putting to help save a par.
Immediately after opening rounds of 76-71, he started the working day three about and 10 photographs off Justin Rose’s guide.