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Augusta National Golf Club Cancels 2021 Par-3 Contest at The Masters

Although The US Masters will proceed in April 2021, the famous par-3 contest will not proceed for the second year in a row.

The main cause for the cancellation is due to social distancing protocols, which Augusta National Golf Club fears cannot be controlled if the spectacle went ahead. The announcement signals further signs of social distancing protocols limiting fan numbers for the 2021 event.

After the first-time November Masters was played in 2020, it was hoped there would be few-to-no impediments for the 2021 edition. The rest of the event, however, is still scheduled for 5 – 11 April, with limited capacity for fans.

The spectacle that is the Par-3 contest at The Masters is a highlight for many, including tour players and their families. Players have historically brought on family members to serve as caddies, and fans spend the day leisurely strolling around the George Cobb & Cliff Roberts-designed course. Sam Snead won the first Par-3 contest at The Masters in 1960.

Can I see the Par-3 Contest in 2022?

2022 Looks to be a massive year for golf with the 150th Open Championship scheduled in July at St Andrews Old Course. Fans not wanting to wait until then can join at the Masters in April 2022, where the Par-3 Contest is scheduled to proceed with full capacity. See more information here.

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