The Masters Par 3 Contest
By mustang6560 on 4/6/11
The Masters Par 3 Contest is scheduled to begin in just over an hour. You know what that means? We're even closer to the start of the 2011 Masters.
First played in 1960, the Par 3 Contest has become a beloved Wednesday tradition at the Masters. The Par 3 Course was designed in 1958 by architect George Cobb and Augusta National Chairman Clifford Roberts. The Contest field includes Tournament participants, noncompeting past champions, and Honorary Invitees. The nine-hole, par-27 course measures 1,060 yards and plays over DeSoto Springs Pond and Ike's Pond.
The Par 3 Contest officially starts at 12:30 PM EST and live coverage will be available via live streaming on starting at 3:00 PM EST. I hope you've hooked up your second monitor at work in anticipation of the start of The Masters. If not, it's never too late. But, you better hurry because you only have a couple hours before coverage starts!

Here are some fun facts I thought you'd find interesting about the Par 3 Contest:
  • There have been 72 holes in one in the Contest's history, a record of five in 2002.

  • No winner of the Par 3 Contest has ever gone on to win that year's Masters.

  • The course record of 20 is shared by Art Wall (1965) and Gay Brewer (1973).

  • There have been 18 sudden-death playoffs.

  • The Contest is very sociable—players often have their children caddie for them.

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birdieXris says:
I'll be watching. i don't have the other monitor hooked up though. too conspicuous. Right now i'm catching up on all the interviews. I think tiger really has made some changes for the better. He's not nearly as stiff as he used to be. Still has some opening up to do, but his interview really made me like him a little more.
Banker85 says:
got this on my dvr for tonight!
mustang6560 says:
I loved Phil's interview when he was asked about the "rough" at Augusta. Playing the part of the beloved son of The Masters, he said "Do you mean the first cut? There's no rough here at Augusta".

white_rabbitt says:
@Banker85 me too! Also, I was just wondering...when a player lets their kid putt out for them, are they DQ'd from the Par 3 contest?
mustang6560 says:
I'm not sure. Anyone know the answer to that?
birdieXris says:
@white and Mustang - I don't know the answer. I know soren Kjeldsen had his son putt out one year. I think maybe it was last year. nobody said anything about it, I'm not sure if it was before or after he putted, but i doubt they'd be putting FOR them, unless they were way out of it.
Tee it High. says:
The answer is yes they are DQ'd and they do it for good reason. No one has ever won the Par 3 and the Masters in the same year so when people are playing well in the Par 3 they DQ themselves on purpose.
ot says:
they aren't DQd... the just don't post an official score.
mjaber says:
I watched some before I picked my daughter up. I did Tivo it, though, and I'll watch it all eventually. Is it just me, or is Arnold not looking too good these days? He didn't seem to moving too well.
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