Watch Jon Rahm's awful snap hook at Masters as Paige Spiranac brands him a '20 handicap'

JON RAHM hit an awful snap hook at Augusta that would've made even most amateur golfers cringe.

The world No 2 pulled his ball straight into the trees on the Par 5 eighth hole from the middle of the fairway.

And the Spanish superstar was in disbelief as his ball bent into the woods and left him in all sorts of bother.

Rahm followed up by smashing his third shot straight into the tree in front of him during his meltdown.

The 26-year-old finished up with a double bogey SEVEN as his good start to the day was derailed.

And it showed that not even the world's best golfers are immune to a disaster on the course.


Female pro Paige Spiranac summed up the thoughts of amateur golfers around the world with her tweet.

She said: "Rahm looking like a 20 handicap right now. Golf is a cruel game."

A golfer with a 20 handicap would typically need 92 shots to complete a par-72 course.

And Piers Morgan added: "Wow. Jon Rahm – the man who hit the greatest hole-in-one ever earlier this week – just topped one along the ground, then smacked his next shot straight into a tree, and is now in a bush. Golf, eh… bloody hell!"

Piers was referring to Rahm's incredible shot on the 16th hole during a practice round earlier this week.

The Spaniard joined his fellow pros in an Augusta tradition of skipping the ball off the lake onto the green.

Only Rahm's ball flew straight onto the putting surface and rolled into the hole, a shot that would've drawn huge cheers had there been patrons on the course.

Rahm finished his second round on Saturday morning and moved into a five-way tie for the lead on nine under par.

But the eighth hole derailed his chances of Masters glory as he fell away from Dustin Johnson, Abraham Ancer and Justin Thomas.

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