Sandy Lyle's Masters farewell begins with snapped club and hitting a cameraman!

Former Masters champion Sandy Lyle's final appearance at Augusta got off to a rocky start Thursday with a snapped club. 

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Thu, 6 Apr 2023
Sandy Lyle's Masters farewell begins with snapped club and hitting a cameraman!

Sandy Lyle's Masters farewell probably didn't start the way he would've liked at Augusta National.

The 65-year-old is making his 42nd and final Masters appearance this year. 

The Scottish golfer won his green jacket back in 1988 in addition to winning the Open Championship in 1985. 

He also won four other PGA Tour victories during his professional career. 

On Thursday, Lyle was playing alongside two LIV players - Jason Kokrak and Talor Gooch in the third group to tee off in the first round.

But his final first shot of The Masters was less than ideal. 

Lyle hit his tee shot into the trees, and reportedly was heard yelling: "Oh rubbish!"

According to Martin Dempster, Lyle then played his second shot left-handed because he was in a spot of bother.  

But instead of landing in the fairway, his shot hit a cameraman on the course. Lyle's caddie was reportedly spotted holding a snapped club. 

Luckily for Lyle, he was able to recover on the hole and escape with only a bogey-5.

He made three more bogeys through his front 9 and was four-over at the turn. 

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