Masters Tournament 2023: Complete Coverage

Scottie Scheffler of the United States reacts to his hole-in-one on the ninth green during the Par 3 contest prior to the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 05, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia.

It’s not shocking at all to have a few hole-in-one moments in the Masters Par 3 Contest, but the way Scottie Scheffler got his was about as crazy as you’ll see.

For those new to the Par 3 Contest, it’s not exactly traditional golf structure. It’s a laid-back family affair, with kids and spouses and family members joining the golfers, hitting some shots, and all sorts of fun.

Scheffler had friends Sam Burns and Tom Kim in his playing group Wednesday, and as the trio took to the 9th and final hole of the day, they decided to tee off together. (This isn’t uncommon in this event.) Watch the moment below… carefully.

You may not have noticed it, but all three shots were pretty close, and you can clearly see three golf balls down there. So announcers were a bit surprised to learn that one of those didn’t belong. Seamus Power left his ball behind when he finished up, so there were actually FOUR balls. But one of them was in the hole. Turns out, it was Scottie’s, and it went straight in the hole.

As we noted earlier, the winner of the Par 3 Contest has never won the Masters Tournament in the same year, so the defending champion is probably happy he isn’t leading on Wednesday, despite the unlikely hole-in-one.

Oh, and just to point out, there have been a few other hole-in-one shots on the day, including TWO in a row from Seamus Power.

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