Zach Johnson’s practice swing doesn’t miss the ball

Zach Johnson hits ball on practice swing but it's not a penalty	
				Rob Schumacher  USA TODAY Network

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.

-Accidentally strikes the ball when making a practice swing or while preparing to make a stroke.

On Friday, Zach Johnson provided what may be the greatest "pros, they're just like us!" moment in recent memory, and it came at one of the sport's most recognizable stages: the 13th hole at Augusta National.

The extraordinary incident became even more weird once the ball had richocheted off the tee marker and come to rest only a couple of metres away, still on the teeing ground. "I thought I'd done it all, but now I know I have", said the 43-year-old, who added Kuchar would not let him forget the gaffe.

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Luckily for Johnson, the rules actually helped him on this one, and Johnson knew the rule immediately. 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".

Johnson had fun with the incident, giving people on the tee box permission to laugh because, as he said, "That's embarrassing". "Maybe I've tried to do it, but I don't think I could do it again even if I tried".

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.

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