Watson and Jack's Grandson Steal The Show At Par 3 Contest

Watson and Jack's Grandson Steal The Show At Par 3 Contest

Watson and Jack's Grandson Steal The Show At Par 3 Contest

Player hits his drive, and Nicklaus, whose grandson G.T. Nicklaus was the hero of Wednesday's Par 3 Contest, pummels his. The Golden Bear was the first one to greet his grandson, giving him a huge bear hug and Gary Player followed with a pat on the back.

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

"That's No. 1 for me, " said Nicklaus, 78, who has tried to have all of his 22 grandchildren participate in the Par-3 event over the years.

"You always want the best for your kids and your grandkids, " Jack Nicklaus said.

Tony Finau, and South African Dylan Frittelli also made holes-in-one Wednesday. "For that to happen, it was just unbelievable". He then popped it back into place.

THE young bucks may have been upstaged by an old-timer at the Masters traditional par 3 event but it was the grandson of a gun who stole the show. He gingerly walked to a golf cart and was driven off the course.

The 15-year-old was wearing his caddie bib when he approached his ball on the 135-yard hole. Judging by his swing, and his club-twirl game, Gary looks like a player, but not even he could have imagined pulling this off.

This story just keeps on getting crazier. "We got to NY for all the morning shows, which was a really cool experience. What a day. It's one I'll never forget".

Garcia said he got the stains when he put his arm around one of the people working backstage.

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

Because of Watson's win, the Par 3 jinx is ensured to last at least one year longer - as no Par 3 champion has ever won the main Masters tournament in the same week.

"It was a marvelous day", said Gary Player, 82, who rounded out the Watson-Nicklaus threesome with a 2-under 25 for a combined 12-under total.

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