Masters Par 3 Contest Winners: A Complete Historical List
Explore the history of Masters Par 3 Contest champions from 1960 to Present
by Jake Tingey & Judd Lyon · Updated: 3/30/23
Jake Tingey, Golf Expert
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Dive into the storied tradition of the Masters Par 3 Contest, where the world's finest golfers gather on the picturesque grounds of Augusta National to showcase their skills in a fun, yet competitive, prelude to the Masters Tournament. Since its inception in 1960, the Par 3 Contest has become a beloved event, creating lasting memories and cherished moments for both players and fans alike. Explore our comprehensive list of champions, spanning from the legendary Sam Snead to more recent victors, and witness the rich history of this unique and captivating golfing spectacle.
- No Masters winner has ever won the Par 3 Contest in the same year, but Tom Watson, Ben Crenshaw, and Vijay Singh have won both events at some point.
- Jimmy Walker set the course record on the Par 3 course in 2016 with a score of 8-under-par 19.
- The Par 3 Contest is a family affair, with golfers inviting their children to caddie or play during the event.
- Jack Nicklaus made headlines in 2015 when he hit a hole-in-one at age 75 during the Par 3 Contest.
- The event has a lighthearted atmosphere, with players engaging in friendly banter and pranks, making it enjoyable for participants and spectators alike.
|2022||Mackenzie Hughes, Mike Weir (Tied)||Canada||-4|
|2021||Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic|
|2020||Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic|
|2018||Tom Watson||United States||-6|
|2017||Contest cancelled due to rain|
|2016||Jimmy Walker||United States||-8|
|2015||Kevin Streelman||United States||-5|
|2014||Ryan Moore||United States||-6|
|2013||Ted Potter Jr.||United States||-4|
|2012||Jonathan Byrd, Pádraig Harrington (Tied)||United States, Ireland||-5|
|2010||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||-6|
|2009||Tim Clark||South Africa||-5|
|2008||Rory Sabbatini||South Africa||-5|
|2007||Mark O'Meara||United States||-5|
|2006||Ben Crane||United States||-4|
|2005||Jerry Pate||United States||-5|
|2003||Pádraig Harrington, David Toms (Tied)||Ireland, United States||-6|
|2001||David Toms||United States||-5|
|2000||Chris Perry||United States||-4|
|1999||Joe Durant||United States||-5|
|1996||Jay Haas||United States||-5|
|1995||Hal Sutton||United States||-4|
|1993||Chip Beck||United States||-6|
|1992||Davis Love III||United States||-5|
|1991||Rocco Mediate||United States||-3|
|1990||Raymond Floyd||United States||-4|
|1989||Bob Gilder||United States||-5|
|1987||Ben Crenshaw||United States||-5|
|1986||Gary Koch||United States||-4|
|1985||Hubert Green||United States||-5|
|1984||Tommy Aaron||United States||-5|
|1983||Hale Irwin||United States||-5|
|1982||Tom Watson||United States||-4|
|1981||Isao Aoki (2)||Japan||-5|
|1980||Johnny Miller||United States||-5|
|1979||Joe Inman||United States||-5|
|1978||Lou Graham||United States||-5|
|1977||Tom Weiskopf||United States||-4|
|1976||Jay Haas (a)||United States||-6|
|1974||Sam Snead (2)||United States||-5|
|1973||Gay Brewer||United States||-7|
|1972||Steve Melnyk||United States||-4|
|1971||Dave Stockton||United States||-4|
|1970||Harold Henning||South Africa||-6|
|1969||Bob Lunn||United States||-4|
|1968||Bob Rosburg||United States||-5|
|1967||Arnold Palmer||United States||-4|
|1966||Terry Dill||United States||-5|
|1965||Art Wall Jr.||United States||-7|
|1964||Labron Harris Jr. (a)||United States||-4|
|1963||George Bayer||United States||-4|
|1961||Deane Beman (a)||United States||-5|
|1960||Sam Snead||United States||-4|