Tracker: Ryan Moore prevails in Par-3 Contest

Ryan Moore and son Tucker during the Masters Par-3 Contest Wednesday at Augusta National.

One of the worst cliches in sports goes something like this: "Seems like nobody wants to win this thing" (with tone of disbelief).

For once, it might actually have a grain of truth – as no Par-3 Contest winner at Augusta National has gone on to win the Masters in the same year.

This year, Ryan Moore will get a chance to end the drought. Moore shot 6-under 21 to win the Par-3 title Wednesday.

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We kept you posted on the highlights, including the play of legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. How it happened:

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Update No. 22: 5:10 p.m. EDT

Playing in his first Par-3 Contest, last week's Shell Houston Open winner Matt Jones aces the third hole. He is currently 1 under through seven holes.

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Update No. 21: 4:57 p.m. EDT

Play is wrapping up and it looks as if Ryan Moore at 6 under will win, although Jim Furyk (3 under), D.A. Points (2 under) and Brendon de Jonge (2 under) could still technically challenge 6 under.

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Update No. 20: 4:39 p.m. EDT

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player all let their caddies take shots in their rounds. Player recorded an unofficial 1-under 26 while Nicklaus was even par. Palmer 's score is unknown.

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Update No. 19: 4:20 p.m. EDT

Jack Nicklaus splashes his tee ball at the eighth and makes double bogey to drop to even par.

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Update No. 18: 4:18 p.m. EDT

With fiancee Caroline Wozniacki on the bag, Rory McIlroy is even par through three holes. Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker are also in the group.

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Update No. 17: 3:59 p.m. EDT

Jack Nicklaus sticks his approach inside of 5 feet at the sixth hole and makes birdie to move back to 2 under. Gary Player also birdies the hole and he moves to 1 under.

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Update No. 16: 3:50 p.m. EDT

Fore! Jack Nicklaus hits his tee shot at the fifth left and into the crowd. He makes bogey to fall back to 1 under. Gary Player is even through five while Arnold Palmer is 6 over.

Also, Victor Dubuisson birdied his first three holes and is now 3 under through four holes. Nathanial Crsoby is 3 under through three holes, too.

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Update No. 15: 3:31 p.m. EDT

Ryan Moore birdies the ninth hole to finish at 6 under. His score will count, too. The contest record is 7-under 20, so Moore comes up just short.

Also, Jack Nicklaus moves to 2 under after a birdie at the third.

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Update No. 14: 3:22 p.m. EDT

Arnold Palmer has a nice up-and-down for par at the first hole while Jack Nicklaus makes birdie and Gary Player bogeys. Then at the second, Nicklaus pars, Player pars and Palmer makes double bogey.

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Update No. 13: 3:10 p.m. EDT

Ryan Moore birdies the seventh hole for his fourth straight birdie. He leads at 5 under.

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Update No. 12: 3:06 p.m. EDT

Caddying alongside his former players Matt Every and Billy Horschel, Florida head coach Buddy Alexander aces the second hole. Mark O'Meara aced the same hole earlier today.

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Update No. 11: 2:49 p.m. EDT

Kevin Streelman and Ryan Moore each move to 3 under as well, with Bernhard Langer the leader in the clubhouse at that mark and Jonas Blixt there through eight holes. Nine players are 2 under, six of them still on the course.

By the way, past champion Mark O'Meara, who had an ace earlier, completed the contest even par.

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Update No. 10: 2:37 p.m. EDT

Jonas Blixt gets to 3 under through seven holes, tying for the lead with Bernhard Langer.

Dustin Johnson shows his excitement for the Par-3 Contest via his Twitter account, @DJohnsonPGA: "Par 3!!!!! #Masters"

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Update No. 9: 2:29 p.m. EDT

Your leader in the clubhouse for this Par-3 Contest is Bernhard Langer at 3 under, as Tim Clark and Matt Fitzpatrick are 2 under and also done, tied with five other golfers still playing on that mark – that includes Nick Faldo, who recently spent a little time with our senior writer Adam Schupak revisiting his Masters win of 25 years ago.

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Update No. 8: 2:11 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker wraps up a 2-under day in the contest, but joins a dozen players who won't register an official score. Tim Clark and past champion Bernhard Langer are 3 under, with six players at 2 under.

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Update No. 7: 1:57 p.m. EDT

Bernhard Langer and Ian Poulter join Brandt Snedeker at 3 under, with four players a shot back at 2 under.

How popular is this tradition? Three-time PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker has more than 2 hours until he tees off, but his wife is already tweeting. Erin Walker posted via her account, @tourwifetravels: "@The_Masters par 3 contest at 4:12 PM with @JimmyWalkerPGA and our two boys. Doesn't get much better then that!!!" That's hard to argue.

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Update No. 6: 1:44 p.m. EDT

Brandt Snedeker tops the leaderboard at 3 under through seven holes, with eight players at 2 under ranging from past champions Fred Couples and Sandy Lyle to youngsters Matt Fitzpatrick and Garrick Porteous.

If you're Jack Nicklaus, you can get a photo tweeted from the grounds at Augusta – and this one's cute, as the family man known for bringing his kids and grandkids to Masters week has granddaughters Casey on the bag.

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Update No. 5: 1:23 p.m. EDT

As expected, Phil Mickelson's results will not be scored this year. He will be credited, though, with a 6-over 33.

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Update No. 4: 1:10 p.m. EDT

We have four rounds in the books, and all four will not be scored because the player did not take every shot:

  • Rickie Fowler, 2-over 29
  • Webb Simpson, 26
  • Bubba Watson, 30
  • Keegan Bradley, 27

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Update No. 3: 12:58 p.m. EDT

Mark O'Meara aces the second hole to move to 2 under, which is where five players are tied for the lead.

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Update No. 2: 12:52 p.m. EDT

Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick is off to a good start with a birdie at his opening hole. Fitzpatrick is making his Masters debut this week, and he's doing it with a new caddie.

Click here to read more about Fitzpatrick's caddie substitution at Augusta National.

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Update No. 1: 12:29 p.m. EDT

Early birdies are going to some big names so far: Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson. Fowler and Simpson have already finished five holes, in fact.

Also of note: Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson are even through three holes.

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