April 05, 2007

O'Meara, Toms, Sabbatini Shine at Par 3 Contest

Congratulations go out to Mark O'Meara, Rory Sabbatini and David Toms for their excellent play in yesterday's Par 3 Contest at the Masters. Sabbatini and Toms both made a hole in one during their round; Rory's coming at the 7th hole from 115 yards away, while David's was made at the 5th with a 9-iron from 130 yards. Their aces marked the 62nd and 63rd in Par 3 Contest history.

The contest itself was captured by Mark O'Meara, the 1998 green jacket winner. His winning score of 22 was only two strokes off the tournament record. Unfortunately for Mark, while victorious in this fun-filled event, he must take solace in knowing that no Par 3 Contest winner has ever gone on to seize the title at Augusta National come Sunday.

Source: "O'Meara Wins Par 3 Contest" - Art Stricklin