Zach Johnson accidentally hits ball during practice swing

Watch: Zach Johnson Accidentally Hits Ball on Practice Swing at the Masters

Given Johnson's response-a quick "oh s--!" this did seem adccidental.

Ultimately, Johnson did not need to take a penalty stroke because he had not meant to hit the ball and it was not yet in play.

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The 2007 Masters champion was on the 13th tee going through his pre-shot routine, swinging his driver but he swung a little too close and clipped his ball which bounced off a tee marker.

Luckily for Johnson, the rules actually helped him on this one, and Johnson knew the rule immediately.

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He was then informed that because the contact he made was unintentional, it did not count as a penalty stroke.

"That's a first. I thought I had done it all but now I know I've done it all", Johnson said after his round.

You can watch the hilarious scene play out below.

-Accidentally strikes the ball when making a practice swing or while preparing to make a stroke.

The most impressive part of the sequence is that Johnson then stepped up and bombed a flawless drive down the middle of the fairway. Because Johnson didn't have the intention of hitting the ball, he was allowed to re-tee and hit again.

Johnson re-teed and ripped one down the middle, then hit his second to 30 feet and two-putted for birdie to get to one under on his round and one over for the tournament, putting him firmly inside the cut line for the time being.

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