The Masters famous Par-3 contest has been cancelled AGAIN despite returning fans

The Masters is expecting a "limited number" of patrons in April, but it is still too early for the return of the Par-3 contest.

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Wed, 17 Mar 2021
The Masters famous Par-3 contest has been cancelled AGAIN despite returning fans

Augusta National have announced that the iconic par-3 contest at The Masters has been cancelled for the second year running and the third time in five years.

Last year's Masters Tournament, which Dustin Johnson won when it was rescheduled for November, featured no spectators due to coronavirus protocols.

This year, The Masters returns to its usual date in April and Augusta National are hopeful of welcoming a "limited number" of spectators, with the PGA Tour now easing fans back into tournaments.

"With these protocols in place, efforts are being made to include a limited number of patrons, provided it can be done safely," said Augusta National chairman, Fred Ridley.

"Following the successful conduct of the Masters Tournament last November with only essential personnel, we are confident in our ability to responsibly invite a limited number of patrons to Augusta National in April.

"As with the November Masters, we will implement practices and policies that will protect the health and safety of everyone in attendance. Nothing is, or will be, more important than the well-being of all involved."

Although spectators will hopefully be returning to the first major of the year, Augusta National have announced that the par-3 contest will not be able to take place, as they prepare to enforce strict social distancing measures to ensure the health and safety of those present.

Augusta officials are hopeful that the par-3 contest can return in 2022, where Matt Wallace will defend his title as he remains the defending champion, having won the par-3 event in 2019.

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