Jon Rahm, Nick Faldo friendly showdown at Masters Par 3 Contest put on hold

By Wayne Cavadi
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Jon Rahm, Nick Faldo friendly showdown at Masters Par 3 Contest put on hold

UPDATE: Unfortunatley, we will have to wait another year to see Sir Nick and Rahm go head-to-head. With the storms ravaging through Georgia Wednesday afternoon, the Par 3 Contest was cancelled after just a few holes (although there was an ace from former Masters' champion Mike Weir before the contest was called).

The fans weren't the only ones upset by the bout being cancelled.


When you are one of the PGA Tour's premier young golfers, people take notice. Coming off an award-winning collegiate career at Arizona State, Jon Rahm won the Farmers Insurance Open in January and took Dustin Johnson to the limit in the finals at the Dell Technologies Match Play last week.

Next up for Rahm? A showdown at the Masters Par 3 contest with three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo.

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This all started when Conor Adair -- self-described as a "full time golfer and 11 handicap" in his Twitter profile -- reached out to Nick Faldo for some friendly advice on his golf swing. After watching Rahm pull off yet another top five finish -- his third in a row -- Nick Faldo responded. 

Unfortunately, there was one minor problem with Faldo's tweet. And when you are amongst golf's royalty with three green jackets of your own, people take notice.

Specifically, Rahm.

The friendly Twitter war then went back and forth between the two until they eventually came to suitable terms.

As if the Masters Par 3 Contest wasn't already amongst the most entertaining parts of the legendary week, this adds a bit more fun to it. While many will tune in at noon on Wednesday to see some of the biggest names in golf play a little-hearted round, Rahm and Faldo will likely bring it to end to their Twitter battle once and for all.