AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Jimmy Walker set a new record at the Masters Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. Walker played the nine par-3 holes in 19 strokes and beat Keegan Bradley and Craig Stadler by three. He finished 8 under on a day that included six birdies and an ace.

His ace was one of an all-time record nine on the day for Par 3 Contest participants.

The old Par 3 Contest record of 20 was shared by Art Wall, who did it in 1965, and Gay Brewer in 1973.

Famously, no golfer who has ever won the Par 3 Contest has gone on to win the big boy event on the weekend, though 11 former Masters winners have won the Par 3 Contest in other years.

Some golfers are so superstitious they even dump shots in the pond on the final hole to purposely not win it. Not Walker, though. He was one of the last players out, and he just went for the record. Good for him. His wife (and caddie for the Par 3) weighed in on Twitter. 

It was a wild day on the par 3 course, and Walker capped it the only way you'd expect. Historically.

Beware, Jimmy Walker. (USATSI)
Beware, Jimmy Walker. (USATSI)