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Par 3 Contest at Augusta provides chance to relax

The Masters

Arnold Palmer, left, Jack Nicklaus, center, and Gary Player walk down the first fairway after teeing off during the Par 3 Contest before the Masters on Wednesday in Augusta, Ga.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Lee Westwood’s mum walked away from the ninth hole, waving her hand in front of her face on a balmy spring day.
“I feel sorry for the caddies,” Trish Westwood said with a flushed smile.
At least she wasn’t wearing white coveralls and hauling around heavy bags as the mercury climbed into the mid-80s Wednesday. Still, there was nowhere else she wanted to be.
Such is the appeal of the Par 3 Contest, one of those Masters traditions like no other.
Everyone from moms to small children — some barely old enough to walk — take on caddying ...

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