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 If it's not one thing with Jason Day, it's something else. Day struggled with a bad back at the Match Play Championship and suffered from flu-like symptoms which he said caused him to lose a startling amount of weight.

 

"I lost 11 pounds over the course of the Match Play,” Day told Golf Channel. “But other than that, I feel fine and worked hard during the break."

 

Day insists that he's fine, but the flu-like symptoms delayed his arrival at Augusta at the end of last week by a day. Still, Day wanted to get in before practice rounds really started rolling on Monday and Tuesday.

 

"You can get some good practice in before things start ramping up,” Day told Masters.com.

It was announced on Monday that fan favorite Fred Couples will miss the 2016 Masters with "acute back pain." Couples has played every Masters since 1994 and finished in the top 20 in five of his last six appearances.

 

Couples likely wasn't going to contend this year (he's 10 years older than the oldest Masters winner ever), but a spot on the weekend might have just opened up now that he's out of the mix.

 

Couples, of course, was the 1992 champion and has played in 31 of these things and he had a real chance to break the all-time record of 52 Masters played by Gary Player.

 

While there's no video of the shot to surface as of yet, it is reported Rory McIlroy aced the par-3 16th, Redbud.

 

Chris Wood paired with McIlroy had teed off, and according to Kyle Porter of CBSSports.com, Porter wrote, quote-"I'm not using hyperbole. The place shook. On Monday afternoon. During a practice round with two Europeans."

 

McIlroy drew one of his majestic irons high over the hole. It landed on a ridge about 15 feet from the cup. The patrons who had been sitting there all day tensed up because they knew there was a possibility, however slight, that McIlroy's ball could roll off the side of the ridge and back towards the cup.

It did.

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