Matt Wallace Wins US Masters Par 3 Contest - Highlights

The Englishman was the first winner of the week

Matt Wallace wins US Masters Par 3 Contest

Keep up to date with the 2019 Masters Par 3 Contest from Augusta National as Matt Wallace wins in play-off with Sandy Lyle

Matt Wallace Wins US Masters Par 3 Contest - Highlights

It's that time again where some of the biggest stars in the game of golf, along with their family members, take on Augusta National's stunning short course for the annual Masters Par 3 Contest.

And there was British success with Matt Wallace taking the title after a play-off with veteran Sandy Lyle.

Wallace and Lyle tied on five-under-par – one shot clear of Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson and Devon Bling – before the Englishman took the spoils on the third play-off hole.

There was some confusion over the scoring, with many people believing Lyle had taken the title, but once that was cleared up it was the Augusta rookie who prevailed.

Par-3 Tournament Highlights

The first hole in one of the day was from Mark O'Meara

Shane Lowry got off to an incredible start to his round, Aceing the 2nd hole

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Sandy Lyle was the early leader - five under par for his nine holes

Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth were playing together and they were also enjoying themselves letting a young patron have a putt.

Amateur Devon Bling had a very special moment with a hole in one on the 7th.

Following him dislocating his ankle celebrating last year Tony Finau came prepared on the 7th with a special shoe just for the hole.

Matt Wallace is at Augusta for the first time and he celebrated with what turned out to be the 100th hole in one on the par-3 tournament and 4th of the day.

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It's also that time where we're all reminded that nobody has ever won the Par 3 Contest and then gone on to pick up the Green Jacket on Sunday.

Last year's Masters Par 3 Contest was an eventful one, with Tony Finau's fractured ankle and Jack Nicklaus' grandson's hole-in-one.

There was also a special winner with Tom Watson coming out on top thanks to a six under par 21.

US Masters Par 3 Result

1 Matt Wallace -5

2 Sandy Lyle -5

T3 Bubba Watson -4

T3 Martin Kaymer -4

T3 Devon Bling -4

T6 Branden Grace -3

T6 Andrew Landry -3

T6 Viktor Hovland -3

T9 Dustin Johnson -2

T9 Bernhard Langer -2

T9 Tom Watson -2

Closest To The Pin Winners

Additionally trophies are awarded to competitors who place their tee shot closest to each of the nine holes. The winners of those awards are listed below. (Distance to the hole is listed in brackets)

1. Tom Watson (25 inches)

2. Shane Lowry (Hole-in-One)

3. Bubba Watson (9 inches)

4. Gary Player (19 inches)

5. Mark O'Meara (Hole-in-One)

6. Keith Mitchell (11 inches)

7. Devon Bling (Hole-in-One)

8. Matt Wallace (Hole-in-One)

9. Fred Couples (22 inches)

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV