For the first time since 2019, the Masters Par 3 Contest returns to Augusta.
The popular family fair returns for the 2022 tournament after being canceled for the past two years due to COVID-19. The annual competition, held the Wednesday before the Masters, features nine par-3 holes at Augusta National.
Family members are used as caddies, children run across the green as wives, fathers, mothers and other relatives follow their professional golfer on the shortened course.
It’s a day of family fun where even a relative gets a chance to take a hit or two. The friendly competition begins at noon on Wednesday and provides light entertainment before the Masters begins on Thursday.
Is the Masters Par 3 Contest on TV?
- Channel: ESPN
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
Part of the Master Par 3 competition will be televised.
ESPN will cover the event on Wednesday from 3pm to 5pm ET. The event starts at 12pm so the entire par 3 competition will not be televised live, but you can watch the end on ESPN.
How to watch the Masters Par 3 competition
While you cannot watch the entire par 3 event on TV, you can stream the entire competition.
The Masters Par 3 Contest will stream on ESPN+ from 12pm to 3pm ET before the rest of the network coverage switches to ESPN. You can also stream the afternoon portion with fuboTV, which includes ESPN and offers a free trial.
Masters.com will be streaming the entire event on their website from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
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Prize money for the Masters Par 3 Contest
While there’s plenty of money up for grabs at the Masters, nothing will come of the friendly par 3 competition.
The winner of the Masters Par 3 event will receive a Crystal Pedestal Bowl trophy but no event prize money. There’s no green jacket for this winner either, just showing off and having fun playing with family and friends.
Winner of the Masters Par 3 competition
While the contestants compete in the Masters
Pádraig Harrington is the only three-time winner of the event. He went back to back in 2003 and 2004, sharing the 2003 win with David Toms before taking the 2012 win with Jonathan Byrd.
There are six other multiple event winners joining Harrington: Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Sandy Lyle, David Toms, Isao Aoki and Jay Haas.
Here’s a 21st-century look at the winners of the Masters Par 3 competition.
|2021||Sweepstakes canceled due to COVID-19||N / A|
|2020||Sweepstakes canceled due to COVID-19||N / A|
|2018||Tom Watson||United States|
|2017||Competition canceled due to rain||N / A|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||United States|
|2015||Kevin Streelman||United States|
|2014||Ryan Moore||United States|
|2013||Ted Potter Jr.||United States|
|2012||Jonathan Byrd/Patrick Harrington||United States/Ireland|
|2010||Louis Osthuizen||South Africa|
|2009||Tim Clark||South Africa|
|2008||Rory Sabbatini||South Africa|
|2007||Mark O’Meara||United States|
|2006||ben crane||United States|
|2005||Jerry Pate||United States|
|2003||Patrick Harrington/David Toms||Ireland/United States|
|2001||David Toms||United States|
|2000||Chris Perry||United States|
Masters par 3 competition length
The nine-hole course in the northeast corner of the club grounds was designed in 1958 by George Cobb and Augusta founder Clifford Roberts.
Overall, golfers and their families play just over 1,000 yards of course between the nine holes. Holes range from as low as 70 yards to 140 yards.
Here’s a breakdown of the yardage of the nine-hole course.