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McIlroy skips ‘hassle’ of U.S. Masters Par 3 contest (Reuters)

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Mar 27, 2016; Austin, TX, USA; Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays against Jason Day of Australia during round six of the World Golf Championship-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports -

Grand Slam-chasing Rory McIlroy will not play the traditional Par 3 contest on the eve of next week’s U.S. Masters because it is “just too much hassle”. The Northern Irishman described the relaxed nine-hole event as “a bit of a distraction” as he tries to land a fifth major and a first at Augusta to complete the set of all four of golf’s main titles. The 26-year-old last skipped the Par 3 contest in 2011, the year he led the Masters by four shots going into the last day before collapsing to a final-round 80 to finish 15th.

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