For the first time since “Covid” or “coronavirus” entered the lexicon of the broader population, the Wednesday tradition of the Par-3 Contest at the Masters Tournament will return.
Augusta National Golf Club released its annual media guide for the 2022 Masters on Wednesday, and while some slight lengthening to the 11th and 15th holes got the lion’s share of the press clippings, the schedule of events held another surprise in store.
- The Par-3 Contest was canceled each of the past two years due to the pandemic.
- No winner of the Par-3 Contest has gone on to win the Masters the same year.
What you can expect to see at the Par-3 Contest
Always one of the more anticipated on-course traditions in the build-up to the ceremonial opening tee shots, the Par-3 Contest offers players and non-competing past champions the opportunity to tee it up on Augusta National’s 1,060-yard short course that features holes ranging from 70 to 140 yards.
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Known for its family aspect, players often have wives, girlfriends, children and grandchildren in tow, all mostly draped in replica ANGC caddie jumpsuits.
Since its inaugural inclusion in the festivities in 1960, there have been 100 holes-in-one during the competition.