Mickelson will be in Par 3 field, with kids carrying his bag

Updated: April 9, 2008, 9:36 AM ET
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson loves to play the Par 3 Contest the day before the first round of The Masters. He feels the raucous event is a great way to relieve stress on the eve of the real tournament.

Tiger Woods? Not such a fan.

"It's changed over the years," Woods said. "It used to be, I thought it was a lot of fun to play. But now it is a little bit distracting to get ready and be ready for the tournament."

The Par 3 Contest, which began in 1960, is one of the Masters' ...

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