Tiger Woods has made a solid start to his bid for a remarkable fifth Masters green jacket.
The 14-time Major champion has carded a one over par 73 to currently lie five shots off the pace being set by American Tony Finau and Jordan Spieth.
However, defending champion Sergio Garcia will need a miracle comeback just to make the cut at the Masters.
Garcia's hopes of successfully defending his title were in tatters after taking 13 shots to complete the par five 15th at Augusta National.
In scenes more resembling the fictional movie Tin Cup than a major championship, Garcia drowned five balls in the pond guarding the green and the Spaniard's hopes of becoming the fourth man to win consecutive Green Jackets all but disappeared in a few minutes.
It was a record high score at the hole. The previous worst was 11, by three players - Jumbo Ozaki in 1987, Ben Crenshaw in 1998 and Ignacio Garrido in 1999.
After his second shot - with a six iron from 206 yards - found the water in front of the green, Garcia took a penalty drop and left himself around 90 yards to the green, but repeatedly hit wedge shots onto the putting surface and watched them spin back into the hazard.
"I thought it was perfect, straight at the flag," the Spaniard said. "If it carries probably two more feet, it's probably good.
"I don't know what to tell you. It's one of those things. I feel like it's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot. Simple as that.
"I felt like I hit a lot of good shots and unfortunately the ball just didn't want to stop. So it's just unfortunate, but that's what it is.
"It's not the first time the pin's been there, but with the firmness of the greens and everything I felt like the ball was going to stop and unfortunately for whatever reason it didn't want to."
Garcia was two over par before the setback and he gathered himself to birdie the next hole before carding nine-over-par 81.
He matched Tom Weiskopf and Tommy Nakajima for the worst score at a single hole in the Masters.
Weiskopf's 13 occurred at the par-three 12th in 1980 while Nakajima's 13 was at the par-five 13th in 1978.
In the 1996 movie Tin Cup, the main character was in contention playing the final hole at a US Open, only to run up a 12 after repeatedly finding the water with his approach shot.