Billy Horschel made the highlight reel for all the wrong reasons at the Masters but then redeemed himself miraculously.

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It just wasn’t Billy Horschel’s day.

The American golfer made the highlight reels for all the wrong reasons at the Masters when he hit a shot into Rae’s Creek on the par-5 13th hole.

Horschel couldn’t help but express his displeasure when microphones caught him saying: “What a s–t bounce. What a s–t f—ing bounce”.

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The poorly hit shot forced him to take his shoes sand socks off and hit his shot from the creek. On his way down, Horschel slipped and fell flat on his backside. He was wearing white pants and realised there was a fair chance he’d end up with a grass stain much to his frustration.

“I said, ‘How bad is that grass stain going to be,’ ” Horschel said after the strange turn of events. “He said, ‘There may not be one there,’ and he looked and said, ‘Yeah, there’s one there, sorry, buddy’.”

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“Obviously, that’s going to be a highlight that’s played on social media. But, I was hoping to make the putt so at least it would be something funny from it.”

While the fall was featured on social media, Horchel’s shot was just as memorable when the ball splashed out of the creek and onto the green to save par.

“It was completely submerged, and when I say completely submerged, I’d say it was probably a couple inches under the water,” Horschel said.

“Fortunately enough, I’ve hit a few shots from the water just for fun in my lifetime, and I understand that the ball will come out as long as I hit it hard enough.

“Phil was impressed by that. I guess that’s my highlight of the day.”

As expected, Mickelson gave his nod of approval.

“It was an incredible golf shot,” he said. “That’s not easy. Sometimes that thing comes out kind of blah. I’m curious how he hit that.'”

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