Matt Wallace wins Masters Par 3 contest


As usual on the final day before the Masters, the players are allowed one final deep breath with the Par Three contest, an outing for family and fun. Of course, there is a dreaded curse as the winner of the Par 3 contest has never gone on to win the Masters. This year that curse will be on the shoulders of Matt Wallace who won in a playoff over 1988 Masters Champion Sandy Lyle. There were four aces on the day made by Wallace on the 8th hole, 1998 Masters Champion Mark O’Meara on the 5th hole, US Amateur Champion Devon Bling on the 7th hole, and Shane Lowry on the 2nd hole. Of course the highlight of the day always the threesome that use to consist of Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and the late great Arnold Palmer now Tom Watson takes his place. Player, Nicklaus, and Watson have a combined 11 Masters Green Jackets, none of that group finished the round as they all let family members putt out for them. Onto the big course and the real tournament tomorrow morning at 8:00am. 

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