Masters Par-3 Contest Heres who stole the show on Wednesday

Thursday, April 7, 2022
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The Masters Par 3 Contest

The Par 3 contest at the Masters was a highlight of the day for many golf fans. In it‚ four players fought for bragging rights‚ including Dustin Johnson‚ Phil Mickelson‚ Xander Schauffele‚ and Mike Weir. While there was no clear winner‚ some players stood out. Take a look at the list below to see which ones stole the show. You might be surprised who took home the most prize money.

Phil Mickelson

The Masters Par 3 Contest was an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to see a soaring‚ towering birdie‚ but Phil Mickelson stole the show. The three-time major champion eagled the 13th hole and the 14th to finish with a 5-under-par 67. His eagles ended Westwood's lead at the tournament. With an eagle on No. 13 and a birdie on No. 14‚ Mickelson ended Westwood's lead in the contest. The Masters Par 3 Contest was a great way for Mickelson to gain some coveted points. The par three contest allows players to test their skills and compete against other golfers. A single shot is worth five points and a low score can help a golfer gain valuable points for their overall ranking. Putting is a skill that requires creativity and an accurate eye‚ so Mickelson's short game is essential. Tiger Woods is expected to play in the tournament. Mickelson's wife Amy is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Mickelson's mom will be having surgery at the same hospital as his wife's. As a result‚ he missed the Open Championship at Turnberry. He will return to the PGA Tour in August‚ at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. After a three-hole round‚ Phil Mickelson had a one-shot lead. Mickelson bogeyed the 16th hole and sailed a drive out of bounds on the 17th hole‚ and then made a triple-bogey on the last hole to drop his championship hopes. Nevertheless‚ his 63-hole round in the Masters Par 3 Contest was a great effort. The event is a great way to highlight the Masters. Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were both caddies. Tom Watson was the leader until the final hole‚ and his caddie was Gary Player. Despite his age‚ Mickelson's play-by-play made his win all the more sweeter. Ultimately‚ the Masters Par 3 Contest is a great way to get a taste of the Masters‚ which is why the tournament is so important. The 2010 Masters is a major tournament that draws thousands of golfers from all over the world. Phil Mickelson won it with a 16-under-par performance‚ beating out Ernie Els by two strokes. He is the third left-handed major winner after Mike Weir and Lee Westwood. He is also the first Canadian to win a major. Mickelson's eagle at the par-4 14th hole was a highlight of his tournament.

Dustin Johnson

The world's top golfer and betting favorite for the Masters is Dustin Johnson. However‚ the 29-year-old is not exactly in the best shape. He fell on his lower back while at home on Wednesday. He was told to stay immobile and take anti-inflammatories‚ and he is currently resting. The PGA Tour does not comment on suspensions. Taking the lead on the first hole‚ Johnson birdied three holes in his final round. He made birdies on the 13th and the 15th holes to finish at 16-under par. He was four strokes ahead of the field and was on his way to a Masters win. However‚ Johnson dropped two shots in the final round‚ which hurt his chances of a win. He is now tied for first place with Sergio Garcia‚ but will have to make up for the loss of two shots on the final day. After testing positive for a coronavirus in mid-October‚ Johnson was put into quarantine for 11 days and stopped practicing. In the Houston Open‚ Johnson finished tied for second‚ which is his sixth straight top-six finish. In his first four trips to Augusta‚ Johnson failed to crack the top 10. This year‚ he tied for fourth after hitting two birdies on the par-three 12th hole. In six of his eight majors‚ Johnson has finished in the top seven. Dustin Johnson was a defending PGA TOUR champion‚ while J.B. Holmes was in the event as well‚ claiming T8. J.B. Holmes‚ who was caddied by Jack Nicklaus‚ won the tournament in 2000‚ but did not play in the event the following year because of the pandemic. The Par 3 Contest was a highlight of the Masters‚ and Dustin Johnson's performance this week is a testament to the tournament's popularity and relevance. Tiger Woods' season ended in the top five of the FedExCup standings with four wins‚ the second longest streak of any player in the tournament. He went on to win the BMW Championship‚ the Genesis Open and the TOUR Championship in his last four starts. In addition to his three major championships‚ Tiger Woods won the Presidents Cup‚ the Genesis Open‚ and the Genesis Open in L.A.

Xander Schauffele

After a frustrating start to the Masters Championship‚ Xander Schauffele stole the show by taking the lead at the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. The American was five under par after eight holes and cut Hideki Matsuyama's lead to two strokes. However‚ his round ended sour when he hit his second shot into the gallery and double bogeyed the 16th hole. Matsuyama went on to make a bogey and surrendered the lead to Xander Schauffele. The Masters Par 3 Contest has become a staple of the Augusta National Championship‚ and this year was no exception. Earlier in the day‚ Jack Nicklaus watched his grandson hit an ace on the ninth hole. In addition to the ace‚ Tony Finau made a memorable debut at Augusta National. He later dislocated his ankle in his celebration‚ but was able to pop it back into place. The first hole-in-one at the Par 3 contest occurred on No. 4‚ when Camilo Villegas became the first player to score two in the same round. Since 1960‚ no one has won the Par 3 Contest and the Masters Tournament at the same time. The only player to win both events in the same year was Jack Nicklaus‚ in 2007. The competition for the title was so tight this year that the winner had to be a new world No. 1. Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson both finished runner-up. While Xander Schauffele is a newcomer to the Masters‚ his performance will be key to the tournament's overall success. But if the winner of the tournament is not Xander Schauffele‚ there is still hope for the rest of us. Aside from the hat‚ Xander Schauffele also wore a bucket hat‚ which cost him six dollars. During his practice round‚ the American hit the par-3 16th hole with a 7-iron and made four birdies. During the final round‚ the hole was played for 184 yards and Schauffele chose an eight-iron instead.

Mike Weir

It was a day to remember for the winner of the 2003 Masters Tournament‚ Mike Weir‚ as he swept to a six-stroke lead at the third hole. The American was 7 under par and was on the verge of winning the tournament when he hit a tee shot that sailed into the right tree line and then landed in a greenside bunker‚ 196 yards from the hole. Ultimately‚ Mike Weir was unable to take home the trophy and was forced to settle for a playoff against Len Mattiace. The first Masters Par 3 Contest was played in 1960. Since then‚ eleven men have won the tournament‚ including Arnold Palmer‚ Tom Watson‚ Ben Crenshaw‚ Raymond Floyd‚ and Vijay Singh. In addition to Weir‚ the list of winners includes Raymond Floyd‚ Ray Floyd‚ Sandy Lyle‚ and Tommy Aaron. In addition to Weir‚ the competition has also been won by Ben Crenshaw‚ Rickie Fowler‚ and Tommy Aaron. But‚ in the end‚ the left-handed Weir had the upper hand. Finau started the day with a par on the par four 10th‚ but made a double bogey on the par five 11th‚ where his third shot skittered 20 feet past the hole. He then 3-putted from there‚ but missed a short putt to make bogey. On the par four 13th‚ Weir birdied. He also rolled in a six-footer. He finished the round with a double bogey on the par-4 14th. Despite his late bogey‚ Weir still managed to make a birdie at the par-5 13th. The par four 14th was another tough hole‚ where he made a double bogey It was also the day when Canadian golfers found themselves battling it out to win the Masters Par 3 contest. Despite the high level of competition‚ a par three win doesn't necessarily guarantee a shot at the Masters. It's also important to note that the Par 3 Contest is a superstitious event‚ as no person who has won the contest has won the Masters. But in the past few years‚ Canadians have shared the glory with Americans.