Since it began in 1960, the Par-3 contest has become one of the most storied and endearing traditions at Augusta National every year. Held the Wednesday before competition begins, players traditionally bring their friends and family onto the course to walk alongside them and act as their caddy (or caddies) for the day.
This afternoon, Ted Potter Jr., also know as “The Wizard”, pulled out a win on the second playoff hole of the 2013 Par-3 Contest. Potter Jr., a 29-year old from Ocala, FL, is making his first trip to Augusta after winning the 2012 Greenbriar Classic last July.
As this year’s winner, he will attempt to break the so-called Par-3 winner’s “jinx”, being that the winner has never gone on to take home the big prize.
Here’s who will be representing Cleveland Golf (Thursday tee time [EDT]):
Keegan Bradley (1:41 PM)
Ben Crenshaw (12:24 PM)
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (11:40 AM)
Graeme McDowell (9:50 AM)
Larry Mize (8:11 AM)
Ted Potter Jr. (8:33 AM)
Vijay Singh (12:46 PM)
David Toms (8:33 AM)
We want to wish all of our players the best of luck this week at Augusta!