Ernie Els sets Masters record with sextuple-bogey on first hole

The Masters are just getting started, but one golfer has already a name for himself. However, it certainly isn’t a name he wanted to be associated with as he had quite possibly the worst opening hole in golf history.

Els seemed to have a great approach on the opening par 4 as he was on the green for his fourth shot. That is when he went on a string of bad shots and seven-putted the hole, leaving him with a 10 and in a huge disadvantage from the start.

This sets the record for the worst hole in Masters history as he finished with a sextuple-bogey. You can see below his attitude about the hole as he miffs his last three putts of the hole.

What makes this worse is the fact that he putted three more times from within six feet. I am a very novice golfer myself, but even I know that is terrible.

Ernie Els is a four-time major champion and finished second at Masters in both 2000 and 2004. Maybe this is why he never actually won a green jacket.

This looks pretty bad for Els and for Augusta National. He did not seem to care to be there at all and his attitude could keep him from ever getting another Masters invite in the future.

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