With all of the buildup surrounding this year's Masters, much thanks to Tiger Woods' first trip to Augusta in three years, this year's Par 3 contest was so much more fun and exciting to watch. That's when he stumbled a bit.and then he severely rolled his ankle. He apparently was okay, playing the final two holes without incident.
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.
Six-time Masters champion Nicklaus was playing alongside fellow icons Gary Player and Tom Watson ahead of the tournament's tee-off on Thursday.More news: Turkey's Erzurum applies to host 2026 Winter Olympics
Jack Nicklaus' 15-year-old grandson, GT, teed it up at his grandfather's request after the trio had all hit the green, and striped a wedge onto the slope behind and just right of the pin. His grandson was caddying for him.
It even brought tears to Jack's eyes.
We talked three days ago and I asked [G.T.], 'Do you want to hit a ball on No. 9?' I said, 'You're going to make a hole-in-one. "It was a very special day, one I'll never forget".More news: Gay dating app Grindr to stop sharing HIV status with analytics firms
But the day belonged to Watson, who retired from the tournament in 2016.
He said: "What I did doesn't make any difference to me". "I said, 'Wouldn't it be nice to win?' I won it along time ago, and of course I didn't go on to win the tournament that year".
Watson also took Slammin' Sammy's record as the oldest Par 3 Contest victor, as Snead was 61 when he won the competition in 1974.More news: Fortnite Battle Royale's mobile port has launched for all iOS users