Ahead of the final round of the Masters Tournament, Callaway Golf posted a plug about its brand ambassador Xander Schauffele, who entered Sunday’s finale four shots down of overnight leader (and eventual winner) Hideki Matsuyama.
“He’s going to be a problem on Sunday. Xander Schauffele looks to chase down the leader and add something green to his wardrobe,” wrote Callaway to their Instagram account, with the hashtag #TeamCallaway.
As we know, Schauffele fought back from a terrible start to his final round at Augusta National and closed the gap to within two shots of Matsuyama, with three to play, but then threw it all away with a water ball on the par-3 16th hole, or as he said, sounding somewhat delusional (or still stunned), “I hit a perfect shot.”
“YIKES. This aged poorly,” wrote one IG user. While another chimed in with, “Nah his triple bogey at clutch time was the problem.”
One more posted, “Should have made him a waterproof ball!”
The poorly timed error not only cost Schauffele a chance at the green jacket, it knocked him from solo second to T3, which turned out to be a loss of $575,000.