It’s a tradition unlike any other, at the tradition unlike any other.
The annual Masters Par 3 contest held on the eve of the opening round of golf’s first major took place on Wednesday afternoon and ended in a playoff between Sandy Lyle and Matt Wallace. It took three sudden-death holes before Wallace prevailed with a birdie on the pairings second attempt at No. 8.
Lyle, winner of the 1988 Masters, was attempting to tie Padraig Harrington for the most all-time par 3 wins at three. He previously won in consecutive years from 1997-98.
There were four holes-in-one on Thursday thanks to picture-perfect tee shots from 1998 Masters Champion Mark O’Meara, Shane Lowry, Bling and Wallace. Wallace’s ace was the 100th all-time at the event.