Hey, there’s nowhere to go but up from here.
Then again, knowing you’re probably going to miss the cut after the first hole on the Masters can’t be a good feeling.
Making the whole scene downright surreal, none of the putts appeared longer than 4 feet. Els just kept knocking the ball back and forth past the cup, totally bedeviled by not only the slick, treacherous greens at Augusta National, but basically a meltdown in his mental approach.
He missed so many times, the score was initially recorded as a 10 instead of a 9. It was easy to lose count. Even Els wasn’t quite sure how many times he putted.
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Ernie Els lined up about a 3-foot putt for par on the opening hole. Unbelievably, he needed six putts attempts to finish the hole.
Here it is:
After that debacle (which was originally a sextuple-bogey), the “Happy Gilmore” responses (and more) followed in the form of GIFs, quotes and video clips. To wit: