Family fun at the Par 3 contest

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
News 12 First at Five

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Masters tournament features some of the biggest names in golf. Before the tournament starts tomorrow, they're letting off a little steam in the Par 3 contest. Although you know the golfer's names, it's their kids that steal the show

From caddying for dad, or taking golf ball like Sergio Garcia's daughter did -- players' families getting inside the ropes to tee it up with their favorite golfers.

Kevin: “What was the best part? Running around with your friends?”

Ansley and Chase Howell: “Yes.”

Kevin: “How about you? Did you have a best part?”

Ansley and Chase Howell: “Yes, running around with my friends.”

For Augusta's Charles Howell III, he isn't a Masters newbie but this is his first time playing in the Par-3 contest with his kids.

Charles Howell III: “It was great being with them. It was fun. As stressful as the event is, it's nice to have the Par 3 to slow down a bit and enjoy these guys."

Cuteness was the order of the day.

Kevin: “Did you hit a golf shot?”

Chase Howell: “Yes.”

Kevin: “Did it go very far?”

Chase Howell: “Yes.”

Ansley Howell: “I didn't hit any.”

Kevin: “Did you hit one, on what hole?”

Chase Howell: “Number 9.”

The players tee it up in the opening round tomorrow.