Arnold Palmer Will Not Play Masters Par 3 Contest

April 1, 2015

Four-time Masters Champion Arnold Palmer has elected to not play the Wednesday par-3 contest during this year’s Masters at Augusta National, according to

Palmer is still recovering from a dislocated shoulder injury he sustained in December when he fell at the Father-Son Challenge event. Serious as that injury may be, it will not be keeping him from playing the entire week.

He still plans to hit his ceremonial tee shot Thursday morning to kick off the 2015 Masters. He has held the honor of doing so since 2007 and is joined annually by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player on the first tee.

Here’s the trio kicking off last year’s tournament:

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