Number of extra holes that Masters rookie Matthew Wallace needed to defeat Sandy Lyle and win the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday at Augusta National’s nine-hole par-3 course. They had tied at 5-under 22. Wallace, an Englishman who will turn 29 on Friday, prevailed with a birdie on their second replaying of No. 8, a hole that Wallace had aced on his first time around (scores). Lyle, 61, the 1988 Masters champion, was seeking to tie Padraig Harrington for the most Par 3 Contest victories, at three. No winner of the annual Par 3 Contest has gone on to win the Masters Tournament, which begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT today (tee times).
Number of years between victories at the Masters for Gary Player, a record stretch between green jackets. Player won his first Masters in 1961 before adding a second green jacket in 1974 and his final one in 1978. It has been 14 years since Tiger Woods won his most recent green jacket, his fourth overall.