Tuesday 17 October 2017

Vine: He's still got it – golf's most decorated player Jack Nicklaus sinks a hole in one at Augusta

18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus in action today at Augusta. Nicklaus made a hole in one at the par three fourth hole.
18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus in action today at Augusta. Nicklaus made a hole in one at the par three fourth hole.
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

He may be 75 years of age, but 18-time Major winner showed he hasn't lost any of his class with a stunning hole in one at the Par-3 contest at Augusta National.

Nicklaus threatened to ensure the ''curse'' of the par-three champion would definitely continue in the 79th Masters thanks to the hole-in-one in the traditional pre-tournament contest today.

Nicklaus was already one under par when he holed out on the fourth hole of the picturesque course in the grounds of Augusta National, his tee shot landing around 15 feet past the pin and spinning back into the hole.

That took the 75-year-old six-time champion to three under par alongside three-time winner Nick Faldo, Holland's Joost Luiten and Canadian amateur Corey Conners, with Nicklaus and Faldo not contesting the tournament proper from Thursday onwards.

Since the contest started in 1960, nobody has ever become par-three and Masters champion in the same week, a fact which sometimes sees players deliberately not shoot the best score possible.

Watch the feat below:

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