Transcript for Ernie Els Shoots Worst Score Ever at Masters' First Hole
Now here it is historymaking moment at the masters. Not the good one. Anyone who has picked up a golf club knows, you would agree, George, not easy for some of the best players in the world including this pro who had a less than perfect putt. Jesse palmer is with us with the story. You're right. We've all had bad days at the office but unfortunately for Ernie els, once the number one golfer in the world, his was being broadcast on television. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad play. Ernie els breaking an unwanted record six putting for a score of 9 the worst ever recorded at the first hole in masters history. I had three goes then it just went all over the place and, you know, the whole day. Reporter: Els just initially 24 inches from a par messing up putt after putt after putt. Not once, not twice, but six times. Blaming his case of the yips on nerves. That's what happens when you have the heebie-jeebies. I can't explain it. I've played a lot of these things and I couldn't pull the putter back on the 1st. Reporter: Some say it might be the worst exhibition of putting since "Happy Gilmore." He is remaining positive. Very difficult. We'll see where we take it from here. Reporter: Els' 9 not the highest score ever on a single hole. That's a 13 which surprisingly has been done twice and, guys, obviously not surprising. Things not looking good for the hall of famer. After day one he sits near the bottom of the leaderboard. I guess they couldn't just give him the putt. I six-putt twice every round I play so I feel Ernie els' play. Just go in your hole. What, are you too good for your hole? I love that. Jess, thanks. Good impression.
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