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Garcia's Masters defence all but over after carding a 13 on 15th hole

Sergio Garcia, of Spain, pauses on the 15th green during the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. Garcia shot an 8-over 13 on the hole. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 05, 2018 - 1:02 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Defending champion Sergio Garcia has made history — not the good kind — in the opening round of the Masters.

Garcia carded a 13 on the par-5 15th after hitting four shots into the water in front of the green.

He matched the highest single-hole score in Masters history.

Tom Weiskopf had a 13 at No. 12 in 1980 and Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima did it at No. 13 in 1978.

The meltdown left Garcia at 10 over in the opening round and 14 shots behind the leaders.

Garcia rebounded with a birdie on the par-3 16th, but he's now a long shot to make the cut Friday.

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