Jack Nicklaus backs Rory McIlroy for Masters title

Phil Mickelson has mixed feelings about overtaking Jack Nicklaus asĀ oldest Masters champion

To have your grandson make his first hole-in-one on this stage. WOW!

Three days later, GT did just that.

"I would hope it would be lengthened, personally, to take away certain players being able to cut off a lot of the hole and require pretty much everyone to hit it around the same line", he said.

The crowd went nuts for GT, kind of like they have for Jack all these years.

"For that to happen was unbelievable", Gary Nicklaus said.

"What I did compared to that doesn't matter, " Nicklaus said through tears.

Even this effort managed to be overshadowed, however, as elsewhere on the course, America's Tony Finau was to grab his own hole-in-one out on the course.

Finau flew his ball to the back of the seventh green Wednesday on the Par-3 course at Augusta National and spun it back into the hole for an ace. This is the second year that Nicklaus and Player have teed off together since Palmer's passing in 2016.




Since the Par 3 event event started in 1960, no victor of it has ever gone on to triumph in the main event four days later. He was then seen walking cautiously before getting into a golf cart.

The 15-year-old was wearing his caddie bib when he approached his ball on the 135-yard hole. Also, what a damn swing, and a club twirl to match.

This story just keeps on getting crazier. "So I think that's been one of the problems with golf, so we need to get it to speed up".

"What I did doesn't make any difference to me", he told ESPN.

"They did a great job", Garcia said, "but, oh, that was tough".

The Masters Tournament is back, but the Par 3 Contest took center stage Wednesday at Augusta National.

Jack Nicklaus recalled in an interview a time he saw Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson play an intense game of ping pong.

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