Ernie Els Has Historically Terrible Start To Masters With Quintuple Bogey

Painful to watch.

Ernie Els set a record on the first day of the Masters, but one that he likely hopes others forget.

The 46-year-old South African shot a quintuple bogey on the first hole at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday.

The video of his struggle on the green is hard to watch, Els making what looks like the same shot, over and over, all missing. He even missed one from under a foot away.

His score was initially reported as a 10 on the par 4, which would have been a sextuple bogey. At the end of the round, it was officially recorded rather as a 9.

Els’ quintuple bogey is the worst score on the first hole at the tournament.

Els was twice a runner-up at the Masters, in 2000 and 2004, and has won four major titles.

UPDATE: This article has been updated with Els' official final score for the hole, a quintuple bogey. It was initially reported as a 10.



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