Ben Crenshaw replaces Arnold Palmer with Nicklaus, Player in Par-3 Contest

Ben Crenshaw replaces Arnold Palmer with Nicklaus, Player in Par-3 Contest


Arnold Palmer, still recovering from a dislocated shoulder suffered in a December fall, won't play in next week's Masters Par-3 Contest. Another great will take his place.

Ben Crenshaw, competing in his final Masters this year, will join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in the Wednesday tradition at Augusta National.

Palmer, who will still hit a ceremonial tee shot along with Nicklaus and Player on Thursday morning, has typically competed in the Par-3 Contest with his fellow Big Three legends.

Both Crenshaw and Palmer are past winners on the short course, with Palmer winning in 1967 and Crenshaw taking the crown 20 years later.


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