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Jack Nicklaus has a lifetime worth of great memories at Augusta National Golf Club, including six Green Jackets.

Yet, when he was asked Wednesday afternoon about his favorite moment ever at the Masters, the Golden Bear didn’t hesitate.

It had just happened moments ago, on the ninth hole at the annual Par 3 Contest — when his caddie and grandson, GT, made a hole-in-one.

GT Nicklaus, 15, flew the ball behind the cup, and it slowly trickled and trickled and trickled back until it found the bottom of the cup, sending a mighty roar throughout the hallowed grounds of Augusta.

It was GT Nicklaus’ first-ever hole-in-one, and it just so happened in the company of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Gary Player.


GT Nicklaus has game, having teamed with his grandfather in the Father/Son Challenge in December. He's also an aspiring musician.

There were other memorable moments at the Par 3 Contest, as there always are. Like Tony Finau’s hole-in-one, which ended disastrously — after he rolled his ankle sprinting down the fairway, and eventually withdrew from the Masters.

Then there was Watson, 68, who shot a 6-under round to win the event.

The Masters starts Thursday, and is among the most-anticipated major in years, with the return of Tiger Woods.