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Watch golfer suffer an absolutely brutal shank on Augusta National's 12th hole

September 02, 2021

There are plenty of nightmare scenarios on a golf course. Encountering a giant gator. Coming across a snake hiding in a water cooler. Or simply playing with someone who has sideburns like a young Ian Poulter. But hitting a dreaded shank still has to be the worst—especially on one of the most famous golf holes in the world.

Such was the fate for one golfer, who hit a hosel rocket on Augusta National's 12th hole. Even worse? His hideous shot on the iconic par 3 was documented on video for the world to see. Have a look:

Yikes. Although, that was a pretty entertaining reaction. "Ah, shank . . . SHAAAANK!!!" May as well embrace the moment. And hey, at least it looked like the shot stayed dry and he didn't lose a golf ball. Just his dignity.

Like the caption says, imagine waiting your whole life to get that coveted invite there and then you hit the worst shot of your whole life? This poor guy might never recover.

Sadly, he'll also likely never get invited back to the Masters venue. Even Jack Nicklaus has been scolded by the club for sharing photos from Augusta National on social media. And he's won six green jackets.

This guy, on the other hand, has won no green jackets. And as the predictably brutal comments section suggest, is probably in need of some longer golf clubs. If he happens to be a friend of yours, please be extra nice to him during this tough time.

UPDATE: Apparently, this was a member of the media who won the Monday lottery to play following the Masters a few years back. He shall remain unamed because the fact this video is still circulating is punishment enough. Oh, and yeah, he will definitely never get another crack at playing that hole again.