News & ToursApril 4, 2012

Trending: Memorable Masters par 3 moments

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.

Related: 2011 Masters Par 3 photo slideshow

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

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