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Masters Par 3 Contest: Ben Crenshaw adds second hole-in-one of the day

Crenshaw celebrates his ace in a bit more understated way than Nick Watney, who also sank one earlier in the day.

It can be cloying for some people, but it's hard to exceed the mutual reverence between Ben Crenshaw and Augusta National Golf Club. Crenshaw is considered the game's great historian, and a fatherly figure to many players on Tour -- that was evident this week when 14-year old Tianlang Guan sought out Crenshaw for a practice round. And on Wednesday, Crenshaw added another highlight to his lengthy reel at Augusta, canning the second ace of the day in the Par-3 Contest.

The two-time Masters champ lofted his ball out onto the right half of the green, letting it funnel down into the hole (hover to animate):


The 61-year old then celebrated in about as animated a way as he can, doing a little two-step on the tee:


The ace joins Nick Watney's earlier in the day to bump the hole-in-one count to 77 in the history of the event, which started in 1960.

Here's hoping Crenshaw keeps cashing in on that lifetime invite and shows up for many more years.

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