04/09/2014 09:35 pm ET Updated Apr 09, 2014

The Adorable Masters Par 3 Contest Remains A Tradition Cuter Than Any Other (PHOTOS)

The Masters has one tradition that is cuter than any other.

Beginning in 1960, participants in the prestigious PGA Tour event held amid the pine trees in Augusta, Ga., have competed against past tournament winners and honorary invitees in the Masters Par 3 contest. Held the day before the world's best golfers begin competing for the most prized wardrobe item in sports, the Masters Par 3 Contest has become one of the most adorable traditions in sports because it is a family affair. Each year, the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of players are outfitted in miniature versions of the white jumpsuits worn by caddies at Augusta National. Along with some of the players' wives and girlfriends, these pint-sized helpers accompany competing golfers around the nine-hole course used for the event.

"It's great," Trevor Immelman, who won the 2008 Masters, told The Associated Press. "My little guy's been doing this since he was 1 or 2. They look forward to it all the time."

Here are 18 of the most awww-inducing photographs from the 2014 Masters Par 3 contest:

PHOTOS: The Masters' Adorable Par 3 Contest