“I am not sure what it is… I am not sure where I am going after here… Maybe I need a brain transplant” These words were not easy to be uttered by Ernie Els, one of the best greatest golfers of his generation after he made a history, a bad history on the first hole at 2016 Masters.
The 46-years-old South African could offer no insight into the six putts that he took just less than a meter at the Fist hole at Augusta. He actually seven-putted from 2 feet. All the first putts passed back and forth the hole and actually missed one 10 inches. He was the first recorded score for the first hole, ending his challenge long before it even began. “I don’t know… I don’t know” were the words that kept he kept offering to the questions for two minutes that engulfed him.
This is not the worst score for Els at the master, apart from the five-year stretch from the year 2000 to the year 200 where he finished in the top six. His highest score previously on the first hole was eight.