WATCH: Hudson Swafford's Clubhead Goes Flying At The Masters

In a truly bizarre incident, Hudson Swafford's iron clubhead came clean off at the par 5 13th

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Golf is a truly bizarre game and, at the 2022 Masters, that proved to be the case, with Hudson Swafford's clubhead coming clean off as he played his second shot into the par 5 13th.

When we say clean off, we actually mean it. It isn't like he hit a tree root or branch because Swafford was in the middle of the fairway at the time!

Watch the bizarre incident below:

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During his second round the 34-year-old had been playing superbly around Augusta National, with the American making back-to-back birdies on the 2nd and 3rd. Despite a bogey at the 4th, he recovered well, with further birdies at the 8th and the difficult 10th.

Now a few shots clear of the cut line, Swafford produced a perfect drive at the par 5 13th, with his approach leaving him just a long-iron into the final hole of the Amen Corner stretch.

However, as he struck the ball it would go one way whilst his iron head would go the other, causing a rather bemused Swafford to stand there as he watched his ball sail over the green.

The moment also caused Sky Sports commentators to wonder what had just happened, with Ewan Murray stating: "That is amazing. Shot Tracer didn't pick up the clubhead, didn't pick up the ball, the clubhead went to his left, the ball went to his right. It's the last place you would want this to happen with Rae's Creek in front of the green. It shows how good these guys are, they don't need a clubhead!"'

After the incident, Swafford would go on to make a par, but would leave the 13th green with one less club than he started with...

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x