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Published: 08:21 | 7/4/16

Par-3 glory for Walker

Jimmy Walker will have to defy history if he is to win the Masters after claiming the Par-3 contest at Augusta National.

Nobody has ever become par-three and Masters champion in the same week and Walker will have t shoulder the 'curse' heading into Thursday's opening round in Georgia.

Walker carded a recorded eight-under-par, which include a hole-in-one and eight birdies, to claim pre-Masters contest on Wednesday and the American believes he can end the jinx associated with the event.

"I think we'll do it," Walker told EPSN. "I've been playing really well. I came here to win. The par-three is a showcase of having fun and maybe it shows I need to have my kids out on the golf course with me a little more.

"It was sweet. I almost aced the first, then did ace the second and just kept hitting it close."

There was a record nine aces recorded over the course of the day with 80-year-old Gary Player, champion Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Andy Sullivan, David Lingmerth, Webb Simpson and Smylie Kaufman all finding the hole from their respective tee boxes.

Thomas and Fowler were playing alongside defending Masters champion Jordan Spieth, but the 22-year-old was unable to make it a hat-trick.

"I said it might have been the hardest shot I ever hit, trying to follow them. To see Justin make it and Rickie follow, that's got to be the first time in the par-three contest," Spieth said.

All four days of the Masters is live on Setanta Ireland. Coverage gets underway at 8pm on Thursday.

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