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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Sergio Garcia of Spain, Bernd Wiesberger of Austria and Branden Grace of South Africa walk with their caddies during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Watch: Defending Champion Sergio Garcia Ties Highest Masters Hole Score With 13 On A Par 5

Sergio Garcia’s bid to become the first man to defend the Masters since Tiger Woods in 2002 is already at an end.

The Spaniard broke his 18 year-long Major hoodoo last year at Augusta in spectacular fashion. Though his form this year didn’t see him feature alongside the favourites in the betting odds, Garcia was still fancied by many to contend in Georgia once again.

Paired with US PGA Champion Justin Thomas and amateur Doc Redman, the 38-year-old battled his way around the first 14 holes, with three birdies negated by three bogeys and a six at the par four 7th hole.

The par five 15th proved to be his downfall however, as the ten time PGA Tour winner managed to hit no less than five balls into the water guarding the front of the green.

Dropping eight shots, Garcia hit the bottom of the leaderboard in one fell swoop.

He rebounded to birdie the 16th, but his +9 total of 81 leaves Garcia tied for 85th – second last only to amateur Harry Ellis, who carded a +14 86.

The lead is currently held by Adam Hadwin and Charley Hoffman at -4.

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