Masters: Jack Nicklaus' grandson makes ace, Tom Watson wins Par 3 Contest

05 April, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • American Tony Finau hit an amazing ace Wednesday in the Par 3 contest at the Masters Tournament then dislocated and popped his ankle back in place during the celebration

United States golfer Tony Finau was competing in the annual Par-3 contest ahead of Thursday's Masters.

Finau then proceeded to sprint towards the hole in celebration. But when he turned round, his left ankle gave way.

If that was the case, Finau showed little sign of injury, as he finished his round - two more holes - without a noticeable limp.

Dressed in a white caddie suit and playing in front of Nicklaus and playing partners Gary Player and Tom Watson, Gary brought about the biggest cheers of the day when making his first ever hole-in-one.

Watson's win, though, wasn't even the highlight of the festivities.

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.


Nicklaus called it the "No. 1" moment in his golf career, which included winning 18 majors.

GT stepped up, landing his tee shot on the green from where it rolled back down the slope at an angle and into the hole for an ace, with loud cheers ringing around the course. Pretty special, wasn't it? Wow.

"I said, "well I think you're going to make a hole-in-one".

As for Watson, who needed only eight putts on the nine holes, he joked, "That was the Watson of old".

"What I did didn't make any difference to me".

For Watson, he becomes the only golfer since 2005 to win the contest and not play in the tournament the next day - the last was Jerry Pate in 2005.

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