Jack Nicklaus’ Grandson Hits Hole-in-One at Masters Par 3 Contest (Video)
Nobody has enjoyed more memorable moments on a golf course than Jack Nicklaus. The 78-year-old golf legend has won a record 20 major championships, including six over a 23-year span at Augusta National. However, none of those Masters wins compares to what Nicklaus experienced on Wednesday.
Nicklaus was paired with fellow legends Tom Watson and Gary Player for the annual Masters Par-3 Contest, with his 15-year-old grandson Gary “GT” Nicklaus serving as his caddy. On the 9th hole, where family members traditionally get to take their turns during the Par-3 Contest, Nicklaus asked GT if he’d like to tee one up.
All GT did was hit a hole-in-one…in front of thousands of people…at the most famous golf course in the world.
Needless to say, Jack was absolutely beaming with pride. Take a look:
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 4, 2018
Nicklaus is trying to have all 22 of his grandchildren caddy for him at the Masters Par-3 Contest. Chances are none of them will ever top this.
Nicklaus later took to Twitter to sum up what it meant to see his grandson hit a hole-in-one at Augusta:
With all due respect to @themasters, allow me to put my 6 Green Jackets in the closet for a moment and say that I don’t know if I have had a more special day on a golf course. To have your grandson make his first hole-in-one on this stage…. WOW! #Family #memoryofalifetime pic.twitter.com/3TSLwlV0m9
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) April 4, 2018
Gives you the feels, doesn’t it?
Hat Tip – [ESPN]