Wack Wednesday: Masters Edition


Today’s Wack Wednesday focuses on, well, Wednesday at The Masters.

The Par-3 Contest has become a pre-tournament staple of The Masters.  Slammin’ Sam Snead claimed the first ever short-course title in 1960; since then the contest has turned into a showcase of short-game excellence and family fun.  Holes-in-one are the norm while the cute, family moments make you realize that golf, even at the professional level, is still just a game.

So, in honor of Wack Wednesday and The Par-3 Contest, here are a few things you might not have known about this fan-favorite event:

  • No champion of the Par-3 Contest has ever gone on to win The Masters that same year

  • There have been 80 holes-in-one

  • A record five holes-in-one were made in 2002

  • There have been 19 sudden-death playoffs

  • Art Wall (1965) and Gay Brewer (1973) share the course record of 20

  • Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods haven’t won the Par-3

  • Arnold Palmer has … he is The King afterall

  • 13 players have won both The Masters and the Par-3 Contest (but not in the same year)

  • Kevin Streelman is the defending champion in 2016

Okidoke, now let the big show begin!  Take it away Mr. Nantz!

I’ve got goosebumps, how about you?