That’s what happened to three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson at the first hole (see below).
The 47-year-old - who made the cut on the number at 5 over - pulled his opening tee shot into trees right of the fairway.
Impeded by overhanging trees, Mickelson attempted a recovery shot but, remarkably, failed to make contact.
The 5-time major champion safely played out of trouble with his third shot but the ensuing triple bogey put paid to any slim chances he had of mounting a comeback at Augusta.
Mickelson eventually carded a round of 74 to drop to 7 over for the tournament.
An opening triple bogey for Phil Mickelson. pic.twitter.com/iKMgTNKVWz— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 7, 2018
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