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Masters 2021: Billy Horschel can't stop, won't stop playing shots barefoot out of Rae's Creek

April 11, 2021

On Saturday, Billy Horschel slipped and fell on his rear end at Augusta National's famous par-5 13th as he went down to play his ball out of Rae's Creek. Somehow, that ended up not being the most embarrassing thing to happen to him on that hole this week.

Twenty-four hours later, Horschel was back at it at No. 13, and by back at it we mean in Rae's Creek, this time finding it with his tee shot. Saturday, he put it in the water with his second shot, and remarkably was able to save par. He had no such luck in the final round.

Once again, Horschel rolled up his pants and removed his shoes and socks in the hopes of hacking it out to dry land. Chaos ensued from there. Here was his first attempt:

Yikes. After thinking it over, Horschel still decided to give it another go with his third. Bad idea, Billy: 

Oh no. According to Masters.com, that ball traveled all of five inches. After that, he finally gave in, taking a drop on his fourth back in the fairway. His fifth was a punch shot up the right side of the fairway, and from there he put his sixth shot on and two-putted for a triple-bogey 8. 

Horschel went on to play his final five holes in two over par, completing his Masters with a four-over 76. Not what he had in mind just a few weeks removed from his WGC-Dell Match Play victory, but still an eventful week nonetheless.