Jack Nicklaus still has plenty of magic in the bag. The Golden Bear showed it Wednesday when he made a hole-in-one during the Masters Par 3 Contest.
On the fourth hole at the short course, Nicklaus hit his tee shot just past the hole, backing the ball up into the cup for the ace.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 8, 2015
The best part? In an ESPN interview before competing in the contest, Nicklaus called his shot.
“I never had a hole-in-one at Augusta,” Nicklaus said. “It’s funny. I had an interview this morning and I said, `Well, all I’ve got to do is go out and win the Par 3 and make a hole-in-one,’ and I make a hole-in-one. I had 3 under for the Par 3 and then choked.”
Nicklaus, who finished at 5 over, played alongside Gary Player and Ben Crenshaw, who is playing in his final Masters as a competitor and filling in for Arnold Palmer, who is unable to compete in the Par 3 Contest with his Big Three buddies while recovering from a shoulder injury.
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