Sergio Garcia makes a 13 on the par-5 15th hole in the 2018 Masters

Sergio Garcia makes a 13 on the par-5 15th hole in the 2018 Masters

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Sergio Garcia is not going to become the fourth man in Masters history to win in back-to-back years, largely thanks to a 13 he made on the par-5 15th hole in the first round of the 2018 Masters.

Garcia, who named his newborn daughter after the 13th hole dubbed Azalea, put five balls in the water guarding the 15th green, nearly going full "Tin Cup" and exhausting his bag of golf balls. It was insane. Dropping again and again and again and again and again before finally hitting the green and holding it with his 12th shot.

And then he made the putt from there, and Garcia made an octuple-bogey 13. Yup, that's right, and I had to look that up to know for sure what the -tuple word was for eight. The Masters shot tracker couldn't even show all the shots Garcia took.

Garcia went from 2 over on the round to 10 over, and he's in serious danger of missing the cut in his title defense.

As you might imagine, the 13 is the highest score on this hole in Masters history.  It also ties for the highest score on any hole in Masters history, matching the 13 Tom Weiskopf made on No. 12 in 1980 and the 13 Tommy Nakajima made on No. 13 in 1978.

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