Tiger Woods had a hole to forget when he took on the famous par-3 12th at Augusta National on Sunday, when he put three balls in the water and walked away with a shocking 10 on the scorecard, but could it be an indication that the Big Cat is set to be the 2021 Masters champion?
I know what you're thinking, what on earth are you going on about, but there's an interesting statistic that links Woods to another green jacket winner that has got Tiger fans very excited.
In 2012, Bubba Watson claimed his first major title when he beat Louis Oosthuizen at the second extra hole in a play-off to win The Masters.
A year later, Watson returned to Augusta to defend his title, but a weak defence ended with a 5-over par final round to finish in a tie for 50th and what happened during that final round I hear you ask? Watson made a 10 on the par-3 12th, putting three balls in the water.
“If you’re not going to win you have to get in the record books somehow – double digits on a par 3,” said Watson after his final round seven years ago.
Now for the final part of this storytale. The 2014 Masters. Watson returns without the pressure of being the defending champion and what happens? He beats Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots to win his second green jacket in three years.
So with Woods winning his 15th major in 2019 at The Masters and the following year making a complete mess of the 12th hole, could we see history repeat itself and witness Woods crowned as the 2021 Masters champion?
Roll on April.