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Zach Johnson hits ball on practice swing but it's not a penalty	
				Rob Schumacher  USA TODAY Network

Johnson immediately yelled "Oh s--!" after his error, and then asked for guidance as to what the rules were for the situation he found himself in.

Playing in the Masters is serious business.

Zach Johnson was taking practice swings on the 13th tee box Friday at the Masters when the unthinkable happened.

Johnson, giving his club a forceful swing through the air, clunked the ball into the marker, proving that even major champions can make silly mistakes.

After 13 holes of play, Johnson now sits at one-under for the day and one-over for the tournament.

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He was then informed that because the contact he made was unintentional, it did not count as a penalty stroke. "I thought I'd done it all, but now I know I have", said the 43-year-old, who added Kuchar would not let him forget the gaffe. I mean, really shanked it.

Luckily for Johnson, no penalty was given since he did not intend to hit his ball.

-Accidentally strikes the ball when making a practice swing or while preparing to make a stroke. Under USGA rules, Johnson was allowed to re-tee without penalty because it was not intentional.

There isn't a Saturday or Sunday golfer in Ireland that hasn't done what Zach Johnson has just managed at The Masters this afternoon.

Johnson's actual drive went 285 yards down the middle of the fairway, and he knocked his approach shot on the green and two-putted for an easy birdie on the par-5.

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