The US Masters Par 3 is a chance for the golfers to enjoy some fun before the hard work at Augusta begins on Thursday, and Rory McIlroy decided to invite girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki along... to caddy for him.

Most players treat the event - first played in 1960 - as light relief and invite family or friends to act as their caddies. The legendary "Big Three" of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player were in attendance, with the trio due to hit ceremonial drives as honorary starters for the tournament proper this morning.

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"Her putt was this far away."

McIlroy allowed Wozniacki to hit his tee shot on the ninth, only to see her duff it a few yards into the water. He ended up several over par, with American Ted Potter set to carry the "curse" of the par-three champion into the 77th Masters.

Ulsterman McIlroy is paired with Keegan Bradley - who he beat in the Ryder Cup singles at Medinah last year - and Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson in the penultimate group to walk out onto the fairway at 1:41pm local time today.

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  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, kisses his caddy and girlfriend tennis player Caroline Wozniacki following the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki

    Rory McIlroy, left, laughs with his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the fourth hole during the par-three contest before the Masters golf tournament, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. Wozniacki caddied for McIlroy. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

  • Condoleezza Rice, Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki

    Condoleezza Rice, left, former Secretary of State and Augusta National member, laughs with Rory McIlroy, center, and his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the sixth tee box during the par-three contest before the Masters golf tournament, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. Wozniacki caddied for McIlroy. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

  • Condoleezza Rice, Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki

    Condoleezza Rice, left, former Secretary of State and Augusta National member, laughs with Rory McIlroy, center, and his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the sixth tee box during the par-three contest before the Masters golf tournament, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. Wozniacki caddied for McIlroy. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki tees off on the ninth hole during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. Wozniacki was caddying for boyfriend Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Graeme McDowell, left, of Northern Ireland, and Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watch as tennis player Caroline Wozniacki prepares to tee off on the ninth hole during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Graeme McDowell, left, of Northern Ireland, and Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watch as tennis player Caroline Wozniacki prepares to tee off on the ninth hole during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki react to applause on the ninth hole of the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki rests her head on Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy's shoulder during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki signs autographs while caddying for Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks with his caddie tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice looks at tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki takes photos while caddying for Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, speaks with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki who caddied for him during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks at tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hugs his caddie tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki holds a flag pin while caddying for Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki hands Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, a club during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki carries a flag pin while caddying for Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki carries a flag pin while caddying for Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki carries Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland's golf bag during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki speak as they play in the Par 3 Contest at the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Tournament competition begins April 11. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki walk the firway in the Par 3 Contest at the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Tournament competition begins April 11. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • GOLF-US-MASTERS-PAR 3

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki walk the fairway in the Par 3 Contest at the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Tournament competition begins April 11. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • GOLF-US-MASTERS-PAR 3

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki speak as they play in the Par 3 Contest at the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Tournament competition begins April 11. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland stands with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hugs his caddie Caroline Wozniacki as Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hugs his caddie and fiance Kristin Stape during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland stands with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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    Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki whos is the caddie for Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the Par 3 Contest held the day before the start of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • GOLF-US-MASTERS-PAR 3

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest held the day before the start of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland stands with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • GOLF-US-MASTERS-PAR 3

    Rory McIlroy (R) of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki (2nd R) and Graeme McDowell (L) of Northern Ireland during the Par 3 Contest held the day before the start of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland stands with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his caddie Caroline Wozniacki hit a shot during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • GOLF-US-MASTERS-PAR 3

    Rory McIlroy (C) of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland during the Par 3 Contest held the day before the start of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Masters - Preview Day 3

    AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hugs his caddie Caroline Wozniacki as Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hugs his caddie and fiance Kristin Stape during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)