Golf-Horschel has embarrassing fall, failing to master balance

Walking around with stained white trousers and wet feet on Augusta's pristine course made Billy Horschel stand out for all the wrong reasons on Saturday but at least the American saw the funny side after he ended up on his backside at the 13th hole. After his second shot at the par-five 13th ended submerged in the Rae's Creek tributary in front of the green in the third round of the Masters, Horschel decided to remove his shoes and socks in an attempt to hit the ball out of the water.

Reuters | Updated: 11-04-2021 02:52 IST | Created: 11-04-2021 02:40 IST
Golf-Horschel has embarrassing fall, failing to master balance
Horschel regrouped and successfully blasted his ball out of the water and onto the green and made a par en route to a 73 and a four-over-par 220 total. Image Credit: ANI

Walking around with stained white trousers and wet feet on Augusta's pristine course made Billy Horschel stand out for all the wrong reasons on Saturday but at least the American saw the funny side after he ended up on his backside at the 13th hole.

After his second shot at the par-five 13th ended submerged in the Rae's Creek tributary in front of the green in the third round of the Masters, Horschel decided to remove his shoes and socks in an attempt to hit the ball out of the water. But as he descended the grassy embankment in his white pants, Horschel slipped on the immaculate grass.

Luckily the fall bruised his ego more than his body. Smiling sheepishly, Horschel quickly got back on to his feet before asking playing companion Phil Mickelson whether the fall had left a stain.

"He said, 'there may not be one there and he looked and said, 'yeah, there's one there, sorry, buddy'," Horschel said, recounting his conversation with Mickelson. "Obviously that's going to be a highlight that's played on social media ... I've ripped my pants a few times. Thankfully there were no cameras."

Horschel regrouped and successfully blasted his ball out of the water and onto the green and made a par en route to a 73 and a four-over-par 220 total. The 34-year-old American is playing his seventh Masters.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Blockchain in Healthcare: Opportunities and challenges

The use of blockchain in healthcare is a relatively new innovation with many of its uses still being explored and related technologies being developed, improved, and scaled. ...

Debate surrounding vaccine passports and development misses bigger picture

... ...

Blockchain vs IOTA: Looking for a better alternative

... ...

For stability, Iraq needs to crack down on corruption

... ...

Videos

Latest News

CDC says U.S.-bound air travelers can use some self-administered COVID-19 tests

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC said on Friday that U.S.-bound international air travelers can meet COVID-19 entry requirements using certain self-administered tests. In January, the CDC mandated that all airline pas...

Tennis-Kenin's father out of a job as world number four hunts for new coach

World number four Sofia Kenin has parted ways with her coach - her father, Alex Kenin - after a string of disappointing performances this year, the 22-year-old American announced on Instagram on Friday. This was not an easy decision for me ...

Soccer-Neymar to extend PSG contract on Saturday - report

Brazil forward Neymar will extend his contract on Saturday with Paris St Germain by four years until 2026, French sports daily LEquipe reported on Friday.Neymar, 29, joined PSG in 2017 from La Liga side Barcelona for a record transfer fee o...

Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa, scores injured

Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalems Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday amid growing anger over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers...

Give Feedback