Tom Watson becomes oldest victor of the Masters Par 3 Contest

05 April, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Alyssa Little
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The 34th-ranked player in the world, Finau is scheduled to make his first Masters appearance on Thursday.

Finau continued to wave to the crowd as he hobbled back up the green before waving to his family to join him in the celebrations.

Tony Finau's ace on the par-3 seventh during the Masters Tournament Par-3 Contest was a thing of beauty: flew by the hole, pulled the string to back it up and watched it jam back some 30 feet straight into the cup. When he saw his shot disappear into the hole, Finau ran toward the green with his arms in the air.

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Watson, who stopped playing the Masters tournament in 2016, became only the second player to win the Par-3 and not play in the tournament, joining Jerry Pate in 2005.

The Masters Par 3 Contest this year was headlined, as it is every year, by the legend's group. That was his first hole-in-one.

The 78-year-old, 18-time major victor, said later: "What I did doesn't make any difference to me. It was a very special day, one I'll never forget". He asked his grandson and caddie Gary to give it a try off the same tee (a tradition welcomed during the Par 3 contest), and sure enough - he made it! "I said, 'Wouldn't it be nice to win?' I won it along time ago, and of course I didn't go on to win the tournament that year".

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