Potter wins the Par 3 Contest at the Masters
April 11, 2013 08:11 AM | 228 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tiger Woods walks past a flag on the 10th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Tiger Woods walks past a flag on the 10th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
slideshow

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.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides