First, the good news: Jimmy Walker won the 2016 Masters Par-3 Contest on Wednesday, making six birdies and a hole-in-one en route to a record nine-hole score of 19.
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Walker broke the former nine-hole course record of 20, shared by Art Wall Jr. and Gay Brewer.
The Texan's ace was one of nine on the day, including from Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas one on top of the other, as well 80-year-old Gary Player, who made, by his count, the 31st ace of his life on Wednesday. The grand tally of nine holes-in-one is also a new Par-3 Contest record.
Now, the bad news, for the zillionth time: No player who has won the Masters Par-3 Contest on Wednesday has gone on to win the green jacket that Sunday.