The Par-3 Contest has been held since 1960, but really, the most that people know about it is that no one has ever won the Par-3 and won the Masters in the same year. And that kids serve as caddies.
Here are eight tidbits to increase your Masters Par-3 Contest knowledge.
One player has won it who wasn't in the Masters field
Jerry Pate won the Par-3 in 2005 as an honorary invitee. Augusta National invites all former U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Amateur and British Amateur champions as non-competing invitees. However, they are allowed to play practice rounds and in the Par-3 if they so desire. Pate fell into that category as the 1975 U.S. Open champion.
Three amateurs have won it
Don't expect it to happen this year as it hasn't occurred since 1976, but Deane Beman (1961), Labron Harris Jr. (1964) and Jay Haas (1976) have all taken home the crystal for the Par-3 winner as amateurs.
Nearly one third of past Par-3 winners have missed the cut
Since its inception in 1960, 18 of the 57 Par-3 champions have gone on to miss the cut in the tournament proper, including the last two winners -- Ted Potter Jr. and Ryan Moore.
Two players were Masters runner-up in the same year they won the Par-3
Although no one has won the Masters and Par-3 in the same year, two have come close. Ray Floyd lost in a playoff to Nick Faldo in 1990 and Chip Beck, he of the infamous lay-up on the 15th hole, was runner-up to Bernhard Langer in 1993.