Zach Johnson accidentally hits ball with practice swing at Masters

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In his 15 years at the Masters, in his two decades as a pro, Zach Johnson had never experienced a shot like this.

As Johnson steps forward to take his practice swing, he accidentally connects with the ball, sending it straight into the adjacent tee marker.

"That's a first. I thought I had done it all but now I know I've done it all", Johnson said after his round.

"Yeah, that was a good one there", Johnson said.

Unfortunately for Johnson, his weekend prospects look slim after two consecutive bogeys on the final two holes of his round have left him looking very vulnerable at +3, with current leaders Francesco Molinari and Jason Day sharing the clubhouse lead at -7.

The third man in the group, England's Ian Poulter, didn't see the shot as he was getting a drink from his bag.

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He said Johnson, after the initial shock, saw the amusing side.

"Y'all can laugh, that's embarrassing", he said.

Under the rules, "if a teed ball falls off the tee or is knocked off the tee by the player before he has made a stroke at it, it may be re-teed anywhere in the teeing area without penalty".

Zach Johnson was flushed, and a little embarrassed, on Friday after he started off the second round of the Masters with an awkward stumble.

"He doesn't let me forget many things", Johnson said, "But, hey, you get what you deserve".