Brandt Snedeker five-putted on the par-3 4th hole during the third round of the Masters. (Getty Images)
Brandt Snedeker is a really good putter. But Augusta National's greens can make the best putters look like hackers.
Snedeker teed off on the 4th hole on Saturday 2-under for the tournament and on the first page of the leaderboard. He left the hole 2-over after five-putting from three feet for a quadruple bogey.
The 4th hole is the second-hardest this week at Augusta. It bit Rory McIlroy during Friday's round. The 240-yard par-3 forces players to hit long irons or hybrids to pins that have been tucked on green's various tiers. Today, Snedeker's hybrid landed in the left bunker, and his sand shot left him a routine three-footer for par.
Then the trouble began.
He missed the downhill par putt on the low side, and it scoots past. His bogey putt is double in length and back up the hill, and he pushes it right. He has two-feet for double. The ball doesn't catch any of the hole and rolls TEN FEET past. Things are crazy. Snedeker throws up his right arm in a mix of disgust and surprise. Finally, he cozies his triple-bogey putt next to the cup and taps in for a smooth 7.
See the video at Masters.com here.
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