Nick Faldo played a risky move by putting his ball way above the 7th hole during the Par 3 Contest yesterday. It payed off because it rolled all the way back right into the cup.
The best part about it was his celebration though. He saw the line and realized where it was going and really liked what he did, waiting by the pin as the ball dropped in.
Faldo wasn’t the only one to celebrate. There were many moments yesterday that caused for extreme celebration. There were 9 ace’s made, one by the newest renegade Smylie Kaufman and one by the oldest renegade Gary Player. The contest record was broken by Jimmy Walker, who took only 19 shots to play 9 holes! Unbelievable!
While all of this was going on, Soren Kjeldsen let his son finish off his putt, and when it went in the little boy could not have been more ecstatic.
The putter acts as the perfect sized horse for Kjeldsen’s son. I probably would have done the same thing if that was me.
Seeing the players kids dressed up as little Augusta caddies is probably one of the cutest traditions in golf. Here’s Dash Day gracefully walking down the fairway with Dad, hair blowing and smiles all around.
The Par 3 Contest is a great way to incorporate family, tradition, and a little fun into a normally stuffy sport. I’m glad it exists and this year was definitely a great one.