Pictures: Rory McIlroy packs on PDA with Erica Stoll at Masters Par 3 Contest

The 2023 Masters Par-3 Contest didn't disappoint. Here is a picture gallery featuring Rory McIlroy, Erica Stoll, Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky and others.

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Thu, 6 Apr 2023
Pictures: Rory McIlroy packs on PDA with Erica Stoll at Masters Par 3 Contest

Rory McIlroy's daughter Poppy and Jordan Spieth's son Sammy stole the show with a cuteness overload at the annual Masters Par 3 Contest.

In case you didn't know, the first Masters Par 3 contest was held in 1960. It was the idea of the first Augusta National chairman Clifford Roberts.

It is held the Wednesday before the tournament begins each year and is one of the major's most beloved traditions.

The Masters Par 3 Contest is open to every competitor and any former champion is invited. 

It is always a family affair, with the caddie role being filled by wives, girlfriends, children, grandchildren and other relatives. 

This year Dustin Johnson was joined by his wife Paulina Gretzky and their two sons River and Tatum. 

Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica Stoll also took part. Their daughter Poppy looked cute as a button in her white boilersuit. 

The winner of the Masters Par 3 Contest receives an engraved crystal bowl.  

Oh, and it must be said that not everyone wants to win this event as no player has ever won the Par 3 Contest and the Masters in the same year.

Tom Hoge won this year, but he didn't seem too fussed about 'the curse'. 

Before the 2023 Masters Par 3 Contest, there were 94 recorded hole-in-ones made.

Bubba Watson and Ireland's Seamus Power added to that tally. Power, incredibly, made back-to-back aces at the 2023 contest. 

GolfMagic has decided to post some of the very best snaps. Scroll down the page...

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