Shoulder injury will keep Arnold Palmer from playing the Masters Par 3 contest

April 01, 2015

One of the most joyous days on the golf calendar, the Par 3 contest at the Masters, will be missing one of golf's most beloved players. Golf Channel reports that Arnold Palmer won't be joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player this year.

Palmer had an unfortunate fall last December, which resulted in a dislocated shoulder. Among his other duties at the Masters is hitting the ceremonial first tee shot along side Nicklaus and Player. He's been making that first swing since 2007, and luckily this injury isn't stopping him from doing it again this year.

As of now, there's no report of anyone else joining Nicklaus and Player in the Par 3 contest. And honestly, who the heck would dare jump in that group?