Briton Sandy Lyle won the annual Par 3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday, beating Mark McNulty on the second playoff hole.
The lighthearted event - always a favourite of the fans - is played on the scenic nine-hole course adjacent to that where the Masters begins for real on Thursday.
There was a lighthearted and jovial atmosphere at the Augusta National on Wednesday as the centre heralded a day of good-natured fun for both players and crowds in the annual Par 3 championship.
Among some great shots were a total of four hole-in-ones for the second consecutive year, including this one by Bob Tway at the ninth hole.
Another came from former U.S Open champion Corey Pavin with a beautifully placed shot which rolled back into the hole, much to the delight of the watching crowd.
Among several humorous moments was the seven-foot-six National Basketball Association star David Robinson caddying for the five-foot-seven Pavin. Pavin tried to give Robinson a high-five - but missed because he couldn't jump high enough.
Bernhard Langer found an excellent playing partner with nerves of steel in the form of a young boy in the crowd. After Langer knocked a ball to within four feet on the second hole, he handed his putter to the keen youngster, who, unfazed, promptly lined up the putt and knocked the ball in the hole to loud cheers from the gallery.
The winner of the tournament was 1988 Masters champion Sandy Lyle, who became the first European player ever to win the crystal trophy.
Lyle and McNulty wound up tied with a five-under-par 22 after nine holes, but Lyle won with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
However, by winning the mini-tournament, he also gains the burden of the Par 3 jinx as well; none of the previous 37 winners of the contest has ever gone on to win the Masters championship.
The Par 3 tournament day was enjoyed by both players and the crowd alike, with one little caddy girl - who found it all too much - stealing the day when she sat down for a well-earned rest.