It might be the second-best tradition unlike any other.
It is definitely a premier event at Augusta National.
It’s the Par 3 Contest.
Staged at a short course on the property, the Par 3 contest is full of great shots, great laughs and if you’re lucky, some holes in one.
The Par 3 Contest started at 12 p.m. ET. The livestream on Masters.com began at 2 p.m. ET and is still going. ESPN’s live TV coverage comes on at 3 p.m. ET and runs until 5.
You can also follow the Masters.com official leaderboard.
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The course was built in 1958 and the first Par 3 contest was staged two years later.
Players often have their children (or grandchildren) tagging along as caddies. Many times those kids get the chance to sink a birdie putt.
The Par 3 contest winner has yet to go on to win the Masters in the same week.
Defending Masters champion Patrick Reed is playing, but neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson are in the field.
Par 3 contest tee times
Noon: Sergio Garcia, Paul Casey, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
12:07 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Jason Day
12:14 p.m.: Tommy Fleetwood, Branden Grace, Justin Harding
12:21 p.m.: Alvaro Ortiz, Emiliano Grillo, Angel Cabrera
12:28 p.m.: Jose Maria Olazabal, Fuzzy Zoeller, Mike Weir
12:35 p.m.: Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Jovan Rebula
12:49 p.m.: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Mark O’Meara
12:56 p.m.: Jon Rahm, Nick Faldo, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
1:03 p.m.: Trevor Immelman, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen
1:10 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Charley Hoffman
1:17 p.m.: Ray Floyd, Fred Couples, Haotong Li
1:24 p.m.: Larry Mize, Berhard Langer, Martin Kaymer
1:38 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Na, Stewart Cink
1:45 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Kevin O’Connell, J.B. Holmes
1:52 p.m.: Francesco Molinari, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter
1:59 p.m.: Craig Stadler, Ben Crenshaw, Tommy Aaron
2:06 p.m.: Satoshi Kodaira, Shugo Imahira, Takumi Kanaya
2:13 p.m.: Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Jimmy Walker
2:27 p.m.: Keith Mitchell, Patton Kizzire, Kevin Tway
2:34 p.m.: Adam Long, Andrew Landry, Corey Conners
2:41 p.m.: Shane Lowry, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Keegan Bradley
2:48 p.m.: Kevin Kisner, Gary Woodland, Matt Kuchar
2:55 p.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard, Viktor Hovland
3:02 p.m.: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson
3:16 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas
3:30 p.m.: Devon Bling, Aaron Wise
3:37 p.m.: Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Tony Finau
3:44 p.m.: Danny Willett, Matt Wallace, Eddie Pepperell