AUGUSTA, Ga. – Matt Wallace is making his first begin within the Masters this week, so he in all probability didn’t know in regards to the “curse.”
No participant has ever gained the Par three Contest and the Masters in the identical 12 months. The Englishman, nonetheless, hopes to interrupt that custom.
Wallace defeated Sandy Lyle, a two-time winner of the Par three Contest, on the third playoff gap Wednesday after each gamers completed tied at 5 underneath.
“I wished to gap that putt on the final and I did not, after which went to a playoff and it received a little bit bit extra severe than how the 9 holes went and I suppose I simply I wished to win this,” mentioned Wallace, who used a hole-in-one on the eighth gap to assist him get into the playoff.
In whole, there have been 4 holes-in-one throughout Wednesday’s annual contest. Shane Lowry aced No. 2, Devon Bling made a hole-in-one on the seventh gap and Mark O’Meara holed out on the fifth.
“I believe it was 127 or 128 yards and I hit a 9‑iron and Brooks [Koepka] was like, ‘Wow, that appears fairly good,’ when it was within the air and I am like, ‘Yeah, yeah, no matter,’” mentioned O’Meara, who gained the 2007 Par three Contest. “It hits about actually three inches behind the outlet and should have went and got here again just a bit bit and went within the gap for a gap in a single. In order that was thrilling.”