AUGUSTA, Ga., April 6 (UPI) -- Jerry Pate, winner of the U.S. Open 29 years ago, captured the annual Masters par-3 tournament Wednesday with a score of 5-under 22.
Pate is not eligible to play in the Masters, but former major championship winners are invited to play in the par-3 event.
There were aces made during Wednesday's competition by Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd and amateur Luke List.
With Pate claiming the par-3 tourney, one of the Masters' best-known traditions will be upheld for another year. No winner of the par-3 contest has ever gone on to win the Masters in the same year.
The tournament is played on a scenic, nine-hole course that is part of the Augusta National Golf Club grounds.