Jordan Spieth made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the par-5 15th in the first round of the 2017 Masters on Thursday, in his first round after making a quadruple-bogey 7 on the par-3 12th in the final round a year ago.
Spieth found the water in front of the par 5 with his third shot into the hole, which is playing into the wind and proving to be one of the most difficult on the course in Round 1. His ball found dry land but then spun back in the water down the shaved bank.
With his fifth shot, Spieth’s attempted pitch went too far, going beyond the green and close to No. 16 tee. On his sixth shot, Spieth hit his chip too hard, running down the green and coming just a few feet shy of finding the water hazard again.
It’s at this point that bad luck took over. Spieth’s putt for a double-bogey 7 hit something on the green, bouncing up and leaving an 8-footer for triple bogey, which he missed.