The world of golf waits patiently for the second week of April every season for one reason — the Masters. However, the beloved Par 3 contest has been missing from the weekly schedule for the last few installments of the event.
With that being said, it’s back.
The Par 3 contest, first held in 1960 and won by Sam Snead, is played every Wednesday before the official tournament starts Thursday morning and will make its return in 2022.
The course measures just over 1,000 yards but provides a great challenge for the past champions and current field with angulating, lightning-fast greens like the ones found throughout the Augusta National layout.
It’s become a family outing for most players who tee it up, making it one of the best traditions we see all week in Georgia.
Gary Nicklaus, Jr. the grandson of Jack Nicklaus holds up the ball after making a hole-in-one on the 9th hole during the Par 3 Contest before the 2018 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo: Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports)
ESPN will have coverage of the event on Wednesday, April 6 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET.