The MastersApril 6, 2016

Jimmy Walker breaks Masters Par-3 Contest scoring record

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 06:  Jimmy Walker of the United States reacts during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 06: Jimmy Walker of the United States reacts during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On a Wednesday filled with eagles, Jimmy Walker soared the highest.

Walker shot a course-record eight-under 19 at the annual Masters Par-3 Contest at Augusta National. The five-time tour winner had six birdies on the afternoon, and logged a hole-in-one on No. 2:

The previous course record was 20, held by Art Wall Jr. and Gay Brewer.

Walker was far from the only player with a "1" on the scorecard. A record nine aces were made on Wednesday, shattering the previous mark of five. Included in this group was Gary Player; the 80-year-old's hole-in-one was his 31st of his career.

As many Augusta National historians will note, no player has ever won the Par-3 Contest and Masters tournament in the same year. The 37-year-old Walker's best finish at Augusta was a T-8 in 2014.


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