Wednesday, 7 April 2010
The 2010 Masters Par 3 Contest wil be played today at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia.
Live streaming video coverage will be available by visiting Masters.com from 2:00 p.m. onwards.
The Par 3 Contest has become a Wednesday tradition at the Masters and was first played in 1960 and won that year by the legendary Sam Snead.
The Par 3 course was built in 1958 by architect George Cobb and Clifford Roberts. Tournament participants, non-competing past champions, and Honorary Invitees are invited to participate in the Contest. The nine hole course is par 27, 1,060 yards and played over DeSoto Springs Pond and Ike's Pond. In 1987 current hole Nos. 8 and 9 were added over Ike's Pond, eliminating hole Nos. 1 and 2 of the original course from Wednesday competition.
In the history of the Contest there have been 70 holes-in-one made, a record five in 2002. No Par 3 Contest winner has won the Masters the same year as his short-course victory. There have been 18 sudden death playoffs. Art Wall (1965) and Gay Brewer (1973) share the course record of 20.
We shall provide you with details of the Masters Golf Par-3 contest when these golf results become available. Not long to go until the 1st golf major of the year and who will be wearing the Green Jacket on Sunday evening, time will tell. Here's hoping we have a Masters Golf Championship to remember. Stay tuned with us, all the way through.
The Ed., GolfbloggerUK