Ben Crenshaw will end his long run of playing the
The two-time champion will take Arnold Palmer's spot beside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player in the par-3 contest that takes place on the Wednesday before the tournament each year.
"There's no replacing Arnold Palmer," Crenshaw told the Augusta Chronicle. "Anytime I can get close to visiting with Jack and Gary … That's a privilege. I'm sorry Arnold can't make it."
The 85-year-old Palmer is still recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered in a fall in December. He is expected to serve as an honorary starter with Nicklaus and Player on Thursday.