The defending champion went for the green in two, attacking a treacherous front right pin, and found the pond fronting the green, but what followed beggared belief.
Garcia proceeded to play four wedge shots in a row from the same spot and spin each of them back off the front of the green and into the pond.
The Spniard finally found the safety of the putting surface with his 12th shot, leaving it 8 feet below the hole and he went on to hole the putt for a tournament-destroying 13.
Garcia's 13 tied the all-time Masters record for the highest score on a single hole.
Even Kevin Costner would be proud of that!
Garcia followed his meltdown with a birdie at the par-three 16th and carded an opening round of 9 over 81.
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