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Golf: Ryan Moore wins par-three contest at US Masters

Published on Apr 10, 2014 5:32 PM
 
US golfer Ryan Moore and his son Tucker (right) walk along the third hole during the Par 3 contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on April 9, 2014. Moore won the event that no one wants to win on Wednesday when he triumphed in the annual eve-of-Masters par-three contest. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

AUGUSTA (Reuters) - American Ryan Moore won the event that no one wants to win on Wednesday when he triumphed in the annual eve-of-Masters par-three contest.

In the 54 years the event has been staged since Sam Snead won the inaugural competition in 1960, no par-three winner has gone on to emerge victorious at the Masters in the same year.

Moore is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour and is about to make his sixth appearance in the Masters. His best result came in 2005 when he finished joint-13th.

The fun-filled nine-hole event, where players are allowed to use friends and family as caddies, is a real hit with the spectators. The loudest roars were reserved for veterans Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who played in the same three-ball, although there were holes-in-one for Mark O'Meara, Matt Jones and Stewart Alexander.

 
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