Par 3 Contest: A chance to unwind at the Masters

11:07 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
Russell Henley in Monday's practice round
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Ted Potter Jr. has won the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National, the light-hearted precursor to the first major of the year.

Potter won on the second playoff hole Wednesday, making a birdie at No. 9 to beat Matt Kuchar. Phil Mickelson was eliminated on the first extra hole.

Still, don't bet on Potter to win the Masters.

No winner of the Par 3 Contest has gone on to win the green jacket. The Masters begins Thursday, with Tiger Woods an overwhelming favorite.

The Par 3 is held on a picturesque course covering 1,060 yards, tucked into the northeast corner at Augusta National.

Woods skipped the competition, resting up for the tournament that matters. But the crowd got a chance to cheer on Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

Macon's own Russell Henley finished with a (-2) on the day. Henley will start the opening round with the second group at 8:11am with Georgia Tech's Larry Mize and Brian Gay.

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