Zach Johnson Accidentally Hits Ball With Practice Swing

Zach Johnson

There isn't a Saturday or Sunday golfer in Ireland that hasn't done what Zach Johnson has just managed at The Masters this afternoon.

Former champion Zach Johnson has been involved in a freakish incident during the second round of the Masters, accidentally hitting his ball while taking a practice swing.

Johnson took a few practice swings, but accidentally knocked the ball off of the tee.

The ball appeared to ricochet off the tee marker on the right, before coming to rest a couple of metres away.

Johnson had fun with the incident, giving people on the tee box permission to laugh because, as he said, "That's embarrassing".

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"I was caught off guard", Johnson said. Because his ball was still not "in play" and on the teeing ground, he is allowed to simply replace it as long as he had no intent to hit the ball.

"I thought I had done it all, but now I have done it all", he said after his round.

The 43-year old was not assessed a penalty and the shot did not count as a stroke as Johnson had no intention to hit the ball.

Playing partner Ian Poulter revealed he was a little bit "shocked", although he admitted he didn't actually see what happened as he was getting a drink out of his bag.

Johnson would go on to birdie the hole, one of three birdies against four bogeys in a one-over par 73 that left Johnson with a 36-hole total of three-over par 147.

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