Wind was one of the key factors at Augusta National on Thursday as the 2017 Masters got underway.
Adam Scott endured an unfortunate moment on the green of the par-4 14th hole. After hitting his second shot on the far-right portion of the putting surface, with the pin on the far left, he quickly looked up into the sky as the wind completely changed directions.
But that was just the beginning of his trouble on that hole.
Scott lagged his lengthy birdie effort past the hole by about four feet. He marked it, read it, then stepped back up to unmark his ball. As he stepped back one last time, his ball started rolling away down a subtle slope.
By rule, he was forced to putt the ball from its new location, having already unmarked his ball. Scott stepped up to the now 10-foot par putt and drilled it right in the center of the cup.
Scott, who remained 1 over for his round after making that putt, was still just three shots behind the leaders.