HIDEKI MATSUYAMA had a complete nightmare in his opening round at the 3M Open.
The former Masters champion suffered a total meltdown in the Twin Cities.
Matsuyama, 30, hit three balls in the water all on the same hole.
And he walked away with a quadruple bogey NINE on the par five 18th hole.
The 2021 Masters champion was one over par for his round when he stepped on the tee at 18.
He crushed his driver off the tee, but looked worried as the ball travelled right.
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And his ball took one hop in the rough before ending up in the lake.
Matsuyama tried to be aggressive with his third shot from the side of the bank near where he went in.
But his fairway wood came up 30 yards shy of dry land and plopped in the lake again.
Hideki didn’t learn his lesson with his fifth shot, this time landing inches shy of the green.
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And to compound the error, he hit his seventh shot way past the flag and was left with a tricky chip back.
Matsuyama did a good job at getting it up and down to limit the damage to just four dropped shots.
He took a nine on the hole and hit the turn to play the front nine at five over par.
Reports in America suggest Matsuyama could be on his way to join rebel series LIV.
It would represent another major coup for the Saudi-backed series which has formed a huge divide in professional golf.
Europe Ryder Cup captain Henrik Stenson has joined the series while Open champion Cameron Smith has also been linked.
LIV’s third event will take place at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey next week.