Golf: Ryan Moore wins par-three contest at US Masters
Published on Apr 10, 2014 5:32 PM
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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