2015 Masters: Wednesday’s Practice Round at Augusta National

April 8, 2015

The Par-3 Contest is one of the great traditions of the Masters, occuring on Wednesday afternoon right before the festivities begin for real Thursday morning. Girlfriends are trotted out as caddies, and the kids of pro golfers (who somehow all have the cutest kids in the world) wear oversized caddie jumpsuits and finish off their dad’s two-footers for them. It’s a fun day.

Here’s what you missed from Wednesday at Augusta National. One day left!

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Is Jack Nicklaus back?

Jack said he had never recorded a hole-in-one at Augusta. That changed during the Par-3 Contest. He even called his shot in an interview earlier that day on ESPN. Is there anything Jack can’t do?

Arnold Palmer is pumped for Thursday

Arnie had to sit out the Par-3 Contest on Wednesday, but he wasn’t about to be denied his spot of taking one of the ceremonial tee shots to kick off the tournament. When asked if he would participate, Palmer said, “You’re damn right I’m gonna tee it up.”


Who’s more popular than Rory? His caddie

Rory had One Direction’s Niall Horan caddie for him during the Par-3 Contest. Fans went berserk on Twitter after seeing the boy band wonder on ESPN. Rory is a superstar, but even he cannot compete with Niall.

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