Kuchar hits golf ball into beer at Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A bad hop put Matt Kuchar’s ball in the drink at the Masters. A fan’s drink.

Kuchar’s approach shot on No. 9 Friday bounced on the green and splashed into Jason Thompson’s plastic cup.

The Summerville, S.C., resident was sitting along the right side of the hole at Augusta National.

“It was fairly entertaining,” Kuchar said. “I’ve seen it done before, but I’ve never personally done it.”

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Kuchar and Thompson exchanged a laugh when Kuchar saw where his ball had landed. As allowed by the rules, Kuchar marked where the ball landed. Thompson then fished it out of the cup — “I didn’t want to dig my hands into his (drink)” — and Kuchar dried it off before taking a drop.

He went on to make par.

And Thompson’s drink?

“It was almost empty,” Kuchar said. “He wasn’t going to miss out on a lot.”

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