Scott makes bizarre par on 14 at windy Augusta


Wind was one of the key factors at Augusta National on Thursday as the 2017 Masters got under way and Adam Scott endured an unfortunate moment on the green of the par-four 14th hole.

After hitting his second shot onto the far-right portion of the putting surface, with the pin on the far left, he quickly looked up into the sky as the wind completely changed direction.

But that was just the beginning of his trouble.

Scott knocked his lengthy birdie effort past the hole by about four feet. He marked it, read his return putt, then stepped back up to unmark his ball. As he stepped back one last time, his ball started rolling away down a subtle slope.

He was forced to putt the ball from its new location. Yet Scott responded superbly, stepping up to the now 10-foot par putt and drilling it right in the centre of the cup.

Scott, who remained one over for his round after making that putt, was just two shots off the lead.