Masters Par 3 Contest 2013: Tee times, TV schedule and more

Andrew Redington

The Masters traditions continue Wednesday with the famed Par 3 Contest. Will this be the year the winner goes on to capture the green jacket as well?

While not technically impossible, in a traditional sense you cannot have a Masters Tournament without a Par 3 Contest. The now 53-year-old tradition will continue on Wednesday in the final event before the tournament begins on Thursday.

The Par 3 Contest, which has been held since 1960, includes a field of Masters participants, past champions and other invited players. Players will play nine holes which range from 70 to 140 yards in length. No player has ever won the Par 3 Contest and the Masters in the same year. Rory McIlroy will be among the field this year and he will be joined by his girlfriend, who will serve as his caddie.

While the event is fun for players and fans, there will also be some excellent display of skill. According to Masters.com, 75 holes-in-one have been made in the event.

Those unable to attend in person will have multiple viewing options. ESPN will broadcast two hours of coverage from 3 to 5 p.m. ET. Fans will also be able to stream the event online at either Masters.com or WatchESPN.com. Because it's an informal event, there are no official tee times for the par-3 contest but the biggest names will be out on Augusta's par-3 course during ESPN's coverage.

Art Wall and Gay Brewer hold the Par 3 Contest record for the lowest score at 20.

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