AUGUSTA, Ga. — It took three extra holes, but Matt Wallace is taking home a trophy from the Masters after winning the annual Par 3 contest on Wednesday.
Wallace and 61-year-old Sandy Lyle, the 1988 champion who hasn’t made a cut at Augusta the past four years, finished the family-friendly par-3 tournament with a 5-under-par score.
In sudden-death, on the pair’s second attempt at No. 8, Wallace, who earlier made the 100th hole-in-one in the history of event, made birdie to win the event.
No winner of the par-3 tournament has ever won the Masters in the same year.
Bling three-putted the final hole to lose his chance at making the playoff.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.