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AUGUSTA, Ga. – 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.