For the first time since 2019, the Masters Par 3 Contest returns to Augusta.
The beloved family-fair event is back for the 2022 tournament after it was canceled the last two years due to COVID-19. The annual competition that takes place the Wednesday before the Masters features nine, par 3 holes at Augusta National.
Family members are used as caddies, with children running around the green as wives, fathers, mothers and other relatives follow along with their pro golfer in the shortened course.
It makes for a day filled with family fun, with even a relative getting a chance to hit a shot or two. The friendly competition starts at noon on Wednesday, making for light entertainment before the Masters begin on Thursday.
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Is Masters Par 3 Contest on TV?
- Channel: ESPN
- Time: 3 pm ET
Part of the Master Par 3 Contest will be broadcast on TV.
ESPN will have coverage of the event from 3 pm to 5 pm ET on Wednesday. The event starts at 12 so the entirety of the Par 3 contest will not be on live TV, but you can watch the end on ESPN.
How to watch Masters Par 3 Contest
- Time: Noon ET
- Live streams: ESPN +, Masters.com, fuboTV
While you can’t watch the full Par 3 event on TV, you can stream the entire contest.
The Masters Par 3 Contest will be streaming on ESPN + from noon to 3 pm ET before shifting the rest of the network’s coverage to ESPN. You can also stream the afternoon portion with fuboTV, which includes ESPN and offers a free trial.
Masters.com will stream the entire event on their website from noon to 5 pm ET.
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Masters Par 3 Contest prize money
While there is big money to win at the Masters, none will come from the friendly Par 3 competition.
The winner of the Masters Par 3 event is awarded a crystal pedestal bowl trophy, but no prize money for the event. There’s no green jacket either for this winner, just bragging rights and the fun of playing with family and friends.
Masters Par 3 Contest winners
While the contestants competing at the Masters are
Pádraig Harrington is the only three-time winner of the event. He went back-to-back in 2003 and 2004, sharing the 2003 win with David Toms, before winning the 2012 win with Jonathan Byrd.
There are six other multi-time winners of the event that join Harrington: Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Sandy Lyle, David Toms, Isao Aoki and Jay Haas.
Here’s a look at the Masters Par 3 Contest winners from the 21st century.
|2021||Contest canceled due to COVID-19||N / A|
|2020||Contest canceled due to COVID-19||N / A|
|2018||Tom Watson||United States|
|2017||Contest canceled due to rain||N / A|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||United States|
|2015||Kevin Streelman||United States|
|2014||Ryan Moore||United States|
|2013||Ted Potter Jr.||United States|
|2012||Jonathan Byrd / Pádraig Harrington||United States / Ireland|
|2010||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa|
|2009||Tim Clark||South Africa|
|2008||Rory Sabbatini||South Africa|
|2007||Mark O’Meara||United States|
|2006||I’m Crane||United States|
|2005||Jerry Pate||United States|
|2003||Pádraig Harrington / David Toms||Ireland / United States|
|2001||David Toms||United States|
|2000||Chris Perry||United States|
Masters Par 3 Contest yardage
The nine-hole course in the northeast corner of the club’s grounds was designed by George Cobb and Augusta founder Clifford Roberts in 1958.
In total, golfers and their family play just over 1,000 yards of course between the nine holes. The holes range from as low as 70 yards to as long as 140.
Here is a yardage breakdown of the nine-hole course.
|TOTAL||1,060 th most common|