The Masters Par 3 Tournament: How winners do in the main tournament

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The Curse of the Masters Par 3 Tournament: How past winners have got on in the main tournament 

The Masters Par 3 Contest first began in 1960 and has become an annual Wednesday fixture prior to the start of the year's first major, but there is a so-called jinx that goes with winning it.

Sam Snead was the first winner of the Par-3 contest, and although he was a three-time champion at Augusta, his 11th place finish in 1960 set what would be a decades-long pattern where winners of the Par 3 have never yet won The Masters that same year.

There have been several Masters champions who have won the Par 3 contest, but never both in the same year (i.e Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mark O'Meara, Sandy Lyle etc...)

Yet whilst players may never have won both the Par 3 and Masters tournament in the same year, we wondered where the winners have actually placed? It doesn't make great reading, though there have been a couple of runner-ups and quite a few top 10s – the last of which was Padraig Harrington in 2012, when he finished T8.

Year Winner Par 3 Score Masters Position 
1960 Sam Snead -4 T11
1961 Deane Beman -5 CUT
1962 Bruce Crampton -5 T29
1963 George Bayer -4 T28
1964 Labron Harris Jr -4 43
1965 Art Wall Jr -7 T45
1966 Terry Dill -5 T17
1967 Arnold Palmer -4 4th
1968 Bob Rosburg -5 T30
1969 Bob Lunn -4 CUT
1970 Harold Henning -6 CUT
1971 Dave Stockton -4 T9
1972 Steve Melnyk -4 T12
1973 Gay Brewer -7 T10
1974 Sam Snead -5 T20
1975 Isao Aoki -4 CUT
1976 Jay Haas  -6 CUT
1977 Tom Wieskopf -4 T14
1978 Lou Graham -5 CUT
1979 Joe Inman -5 T23
1980 Johnny Miller -5 T38
1981 Isao Aoki -5 T45
1982 Tom Watson -4 T5
1983 Hale Irwin -5 T6
1984 Tommy Aaron -5 CUT
1985 Hubert Green -5 CUT
1986 Gary Koch -4 T16
1987 Ben Crenshaw -5 T4
1988 Tsuneyuki Nakajima -3 T33
1989 Bob Glider -3 37th
1990 Raymond Floyd -4 2nd
1991 Rocco Mediate -3 T22
1992 Davis Love III  -5 T25
1993 Chip Beck -6 2nd
1994 Vijay Singh -5 T27
1995 Hal Sutton -4 CUT
1996 Jay Haas -5 T36
1997 Sandy Lyle -5 T34
1998 Sandy Lyle -3 CUT
1999 Joe Durant -5 CUT
2000 Chris Perry -4 T14
2001 David Toms -5 T31
2002 Nick Price -5 T20
2003 David Toms -6 T8
2004 Padraig Harrington -4 T13
2005 Jerry Pate -5 DNP
2006 Ben Crane -4 CUT
2007 Mark O'Meara -5 CUT
2008 Rory Sabbatini -5 CUT
2009 Tim Clark -5 T13
2010 Louis Oosthuizen -6 CUT
2011 Luke Donald -5 T4
2012 Padraig Harrington / Jonathan Byrd -5 T8 / T27
2013 Ted Potter Jr  -4 CUT
2014 Ryan Moore -6 CUT
2015 Kevin Streelman -5 T12
2016 Jimmy Walker -8 T29
2017 EVENT CANCELLED