What an awful beginning to Ernie Els' 2016 Masters.

The South African golfer has more than 60-career PGA Tour wins, including four majors. This year's Masters tournament will not be his fifth.

On his opening hole of the tournament, Els 6-putted, from within just a couple feet of the hole. He ended with a 9, while giving amateur golfers around the globe hope that if it can happen to a champion like Els, they maybe they can turn around their own misfortunes become successful golfers themselves.

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