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Streelman wins Masters Par 3 in sudden-death playoff over Villegas, who had 2 holes-in-1

  • Billy Horschel hugs Matt Every's son Liam during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Billy Horschel hugs Matt Every's son Liam during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Matt Every helps his son Liam during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Matt Every helps his son Liam during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ernie Els, of South Africa, reacts as his daughter Samantha misses a putt on the ninth hole during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Ernie Els, of South Africa, reacts as his daughter Samantha misses a putt on the ninth hole during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Streelman beat Camilo Villegas on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Wednesday to win the Par 3 tournament at Augusta National.

Streelman and Villegas finished the nine holes tied at 5 under. They each opened with a par then a birdie before Streelman topped Villegas, who had not one, but two holes-in-one through his first eight holes.

Americans Ben Martin and Cameron Tringale tied last year's Par 3 champ Ryan Moore at 4 under.

Streelman, who played at Duke, tied for 42nd last year in his best finish in three appearances at the Masters.

Winning the Par 3 contest has been considered a bad omen since no one has won both that title and the Masters in the same week.