Matt Wallace captured the Masters Par-3 Contest title on Wednesday afternoon at Augusta National Golf Club by defeating Sandy Lyle in a playoff.
The 28-year-old Wallace needed three sudden-death playoff holes to nail a birdie and defeat the 61-year-old Lyle. It is Wallace’s first Masters Par-3 Contest win, and it ironically comes during the Englishman’s first career start at the Masters.
The highlight of Wallace’s victory was his ace at the eighth hole on Wednesday. It registered as the 100th hole-in-one to occur in the history of the Par-3 Contest. Here’s a look at his ace.
But history is not on Wallace’s side. The winner of the Masters Par-3 Contest has never gone on to win the green jacket later that week.
But Wallace will look to change that narrative this week at the 2019 Masters Tournament. He’s set to tee off at 12:10 p.m. ET alongside Bernhard Langer and amateur Alvaro Ortiz. Wallace has 200/1 odds to win the first major of the golf season.
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