Defending Masters champion Danny Willett shanked a shot on the first hole of his second round at the 2017 Masters, and it led to a crushing quadruple-bogey 8.
After Willett's tee shot to the 445-yard first hole landed on the outside edge of a bunker, the Englishman had a bizarre stance that was awkward to it. Unfortunately for Willett, he didn't pull off the shot.
Dadgum boys it's dangerous out there!! Defending champ just shanked 5 old guys. pic.twitter.com/70gfVB52Hx
— Most Famous Creek (@RaeRaesCreek) April 7, 2017
Willett's shank went farther right, leaving him with an impossible stance for his third shot. Ultimately, he wound up beyond the green to the left with his fourth shot. His fifth shot ran back down the green and off the putting surface, leaving an up-and-down for a triple bogey. He didn't convert.
The 8 took Willett from 1 over to 5 over and from the fringes of contention to threatening the potential cut line on a cold Friday.