We like the Par-3 Contest for lots of reasons. The particular cute kids caddieing for their dads or grandfathers. Wives and female friends enjoying themselves alongside their loved ones. Stories of the game like Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson competing together with the young stars of the day. It might be one of the best parts of Masters Week.
One of the underrated components, perhaps, are the trick shots that will pros have been known to attempt throughout the Contest. We saw Nick Faldo hit a tremendous putt a couple yrs back. And this year, we had some thing we’ve certainly never seen before— Bubba Watson hitting an insane putt… with a wedge. Huh?
You really need to see it to understand it. We know Bubba is highly experienced with all clubs in the bag. Yet this was straight ridiculous.
Bubba, always a good entertainer. Of course , he did this particular while playing with Wes Bryan, exactly who made his trick-shot prowess well-known. So perhaps Bubba was motivated by his buddy and Par-3 Contest partner.
The two-time Masters champion consistently doing something to amaze all of us. How about him shaking hands together with his group of Bryan and Webb Simpson as the ball was still moving? Who knows if Bubba thought their putt had a shot to go within, but it trickled in perfectly, leaving behind us all impressed. Well done, Bubba.