Rory McIlroy to skip Masters Par-3 Contest to avoid distraction
Rory McIlroy will hop the Masters Par-3 Contest in the coming week in the expectations that it would serve him end off the career Grand Slam at the Augusta National.
Speaking to several media houses, he told that he is not going to play the Par-3 Contest in 2016 as this is just too much dogfight and this is a bit of a beguilement.
Rory, who has played in Masters a total of 7 times with a 4th spot finish previous year his best result, missed the pre-tournament event just only one time. In that year, i.e.in 2011, Northern Irishman went to the back 9 on Sunday in the search for that green jacket, just to fall into a tie for fifteenth after a final-round 80.
He showed that break down as the reason he reuturn in his next major, the U.S. Open 2011, just to claim his 1st Grand Slam win at the Congressional Country Club.
At the Par-3 event in the year 2015, Rory made waves when he had Niall Horan, One Direction star, caddy for him. The year before that, Rory’s former fiancée, Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, caddied for him.
Since the inception of Par-3 Contest in the year 1960, no one has ever won this and the Masters in that very same year.