Jack Nicklaus' 15-year-old grandson hit a hole-in-one in the Masters Par 3 contest as his grandfather watched

  • Jack Nicklaus' grandson, Gary Nicklaus, stole the show at the Masters Par 3 contest on Wednesday, hitting a hole-in-one on the final hole.
  • The Par 3 contest offers golfers a chance to take it easy on the course before the competition begins, with many players bringing family and loved ones on the course to serve as their caddies.

Jack Nicklaus is the greatest golfer the Masters has ever seen, having won six times at Augusta National — two more than any other player. But on Wednesday at the Masters Par 3 contest, it was his 15-year-old grandson, Gary Nicklaus, who stole the show, hitting a hole-in-one on the final hole.

On the final hole of the contest, Jack let Gary take the tee shot, and the younger Nicklaus made the most of it.

After a swing that gave the television audience the satisfying sound of a ball well-hit, Nicklaus' ball cleared the water and began a friendly roll towards the hole. The crowd swelled in anticipation and erupted when the ball found its home.

 


"We talked about this yesterday!" said the senior Nicklaus after the incredible moment.

The Par 3 contest gives players past and present an easy day to enjoy the day at Augusta National before the competition really tees off on Thursday. Players will often have their loved ones caddie for them, and sometimes take a few swings themselves, and this year, Gary Nicklaus was walking the course with his grandfather.

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Jack Nicklaus of the United States walks with caddie and grandson Gary Nicklaus, Jr. among the flowers during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Jack Nicklaus of the United States walks with Gary Player of South Africa as patrons cheer during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Patrons cheer on the ninth hole after Gary Nicklaus, Jr. hit a hole-in-one during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jack Nicklaus (wearing yellow) celebrates with Tom Watson and Gary Player (L) after his grandson Gary (R) made a hole-in-one on the 9th hole during the par 3 contest held on the final day of practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Gary Nicklaus, Jr. (L) celebrates hitting a hole-in-one on the ninth hole with his grandfather Jack Nicklaus (C) and his sister (R) during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Gary Nicklaus, Jr. (2nd L) celebrates hitting a hole-in-one on the ninth hole with his grandfather Jack Nicklaus (2nd R), Gary Player (L) and his sister (R) during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 04: Gary Nicklaus, Jr. (2nd L) celebrates hitting a hole-in-one on the ninth hole with his grandfather Jack Nicklaus (2nd R), Gary Player (L) and his sister (R) during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Jack Nicklaus (wearing yellow) celebrates after his grandson Gary (R) made a hole-in-one on the 9th hole during the par 3 contest held on the final day of practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Nicklaus has been retired from golf for some time now, but is no stranger to making headlines at the Masters Par 3 contest. Back in 2015, he hit an ace of his own, much to the crowd's delight.

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