The Masters Par 3 Contest is rich in both history and stigma. The annual contest is always a fan favorite, and some players are even said to enjoy the event, which brings them together with family for a day reserved for fun on a course known for its stoic posture. Conversely, it is also the "Madden cover" of golf; no golfer has won the Par 3 and gone on to win the Masters. Still, it's hard to envision any professional taking a pitch-and-putt contest too seriously. So in the name of fun, let's take a look back at some of the most memorable moments on Augusta's par 3's, including the practice rounds where players attempt to skip the ball across the pond on 16.
I'll start by taking the liberty of posting an ace that occurred just this past Monday.
Martin Kaymer hole-in-one skip shot
Darren Clarke hole-in-one during the 2004 practice round
2010 saw hole-in-ones by Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, as well as a huge birdie putt from Arnold Palmer
2010 Masters Par 3 Tournament highlights
2009 had to be the most memorable year on the Par 3 course, with 3 aces in the tournament, including Gary Player, who was participating in his final Masters as a member of the field.
Greg Norman, Gary Player, and Tim Clarke aces
2009 also brought maybe the most memorable shot to date...
Vijay Singh skip-in hole-in-one
-- Derek Evers