In what year was the par 3 tournament at The Masters first held?

Category: The Majors
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Clue

Sam Snead won the inaugural event so that gives you an idea of the era.

Answer

The first year the par 3 competition was officially held was in 1960 prior to that year’s main tournament.

More about the par 3 tournament at The Masters

  • At the time of writing, the record for the competition is 8 under through 9 holes, set by Jimmy Walker in 2016.
  • Also, a commonly known piece of trivia, the player that has won the par 3 competition in any given year has never gone on to win the Masters in that same year.
  • Jack Nicklaus has never won the par 3 competition.
  • It is well accepted as a family and friends affair with caddies and others playing shots ‘for’ the competitor during the round.