WATCH: Matthew Wolff Putts Out Of A Bunker At Augusta National

Matthew Wolff endured a peculiar first round at The Masters, with the 22-year-old putting out of a bunker at the 7th hole

Wolff puts out the bunker
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On Thursday, Matthew Wolff endured a rather peculiar round at Augusta National, with the American not only snapping a club on the par 3 4th, but was forced to take a putter out of a bunker on the par 4 7th!

Starting his round with a double-bogey, the 22-year-old then produced two bogies on the 2nd and 3rd before frustration got the better of him on the 4th, with his pushed tee shot finding the greenside bunker. Consequently, his long-iron was no more, with Wolff pushing down on the club and snapping it in half.

Although he recovered with a few pars, it was the 7th that had people talking, with Wolff's second shot at the par 4 ending up in the bunker just past the green. All through the day, analysts and commentators had been advising to not go long on the hole and, with the shot that Wolff was facing, you could understand why!

Faced with a shot that was completely downhill, the American decided not to place a wedge on it, but instead his putter... Resulting in the shot hitting the bank and rebounding in the air, before finding the sand yet again. 

The ironic thing is that Wolff would get up-and-down with the following shot. Splashing out the bunker, the 22-year-old put the ball close to the hole for before stroking his bogey putt in. Following the dropped shot, the American finished at nine-over-par, with Wolff currently sitting in a share of second-last.

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