WATCH: Henrik Stenson Nearly Hits Stewart Cink At The Masters

Watch: Henrik Stenson Nearly Hits Stewart Cink At The Masters

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Henrik Stenson pushed his approach shot on the 11th hole so far right that it nearly hit Stewart Cink on the 12th tee at the Masters.

Watch: Henrik Stenson Nearly Hits Stewart Cink At The Masters

The Masters started on Thursday, with a number of players finding the conditions tough at Augusta National.

With plenty of drama lying ahead for the players over the next four days, Stewart Cink's tournament could have been cut short on the very first day.

Playing the famous par-3 12th hole, Cink struck his tee shot when all of a sudden a ball fired from the group behind landed only a few yards away from him.

The close shave didn't seem to affect the 2009 Open champion, as his ball landed just over the bunker and came to rest 20-feet from the flag.

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But who was the culprit that nearly hit Cink? Well it turned out to be no other than Sweden's Henrik Stenson.

The Swede, who is appearing in his 16th Masters tournament, had been going along nicely in his round, sitting at one-under-par and inside the top-10.

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Playing the 11th hole, one of the toughest on the course. Stenson hit a lovely drive down the centre of the fairway, leaving himself an iron into the green.

However, the Swede would near-shank his second shot with his ball landing only a few yards from Cink who was on the 12th tee.

Stenson would fail to get his ball up-and-down from the 12th tee, making a bogey five and slipping back to level-par for his round.

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A bogey would follow at the 12th for Stenson, before birdies at the 13th and 15th got him to under-par for his round.

The Swede would double bogey the par-3 16th to get back to one-over-par, with consecutive pars meaning a round of 73.

Cink on the other hand would birdie the 12th after his close call. Eventually making two bogies on the 15th and 18th to finish two-over-par for this round.

Related: Masters Leaderboard 2021; Augusta National Latest Scores

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