AUGUSTA, Ga. — Billy Horschel let his temper take over again at Augusta National Golf Club.
On the 11th hole of the third round of the Masters on Saturday, Horschel fired his second shot into a pond to the left of the green. The mistake caused Horschel to violently throw his club straight into the ground.
Horschel was forced to take a drop and bogeyed 5 which dropped him to 5 in the tournament.
Horschel bounced back with a birdie on the par-3 12th. Then he hit another ball into a tributary of Rae’s Creek on the par-5 13th hole, which resulted in another bogey. He didn’t throw his club that time.
Horschel shot 7 of 79 after finishing with bogeys on 15, 16 and 17 and a double bogey on 18. He is 10 over after 36 holes.
Last year, Horschel apologized to Augusta National, its members and patrons for some outbursts during the 2021 Masters final. TV cameras caught him repeatedly slamming a corner in his bag angrily.
“I am and always have been a fiery competitor,” Horschel wrote in a post on his Twitter account after finishing in a tie for 50th place last year. “Unfortunately, the fire inside me is sometimes burning when I am not getting the most out of my game. This leads to some instances where my conduct is not what I wish to show, especially as a role model for the younger generation. .
“I apologize to Augusta National, club members and patrons for any conduct that may have crossed the line. I am always trying to improve and do better, as a golfer, husband, father or as a human being Thank you [to] the Masters for a memorable week!”