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Tom Hoge overtook LIV Golf’s Bubba Watson with an ace-birdie finish to win Wednesday’s Masters Par-3 Contest, risking an Augusta National curse on the eve of the 87th Masters.

No Par-3 Contest winner has captured the green jacket in the same year, thus building the tradition of a Masters hoodoo.

Two-time Masters champion Watson, who aced the 70-yard fourth hole, led the Contest on 5-under and for a while it seemed the Saudi-backed upstart LIV Golf League might grab an Augusta National triumph of sorts before the Masters even began.

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But Hoge, a 33-year-old American who won his only PGA title last year at Pebble Beach, had no problem going for the victory on the special 1,055-yard nine-hole layout.

At the 120-yard eighth hole, Hoge…

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