On Wednesday at Augusta, Jack Nicklaus was competing in the annual Par 3 contest when he decided to let his 15-year-old grandson, Gary Nicklaus Jr., take a crack on the final hole.
The young man not only hit a beautiful shot, but it went in for a hole-in-one.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 4, 2018
Now, this wasn’t the first hole-in-one on the day, but it was the most exciting.
Twitter users everywhere understandably went bonkers watching this unfold.
The Nicklaus kid’s hole in one is one of my favorite things ever. Never seen such a proud grandpa
— Todd Villalobos (@tvright) April 4, 2018
What a wonderful moment in Masters history. Jack Nicklaus 15 year old grandson makes his 1st hole in one on the 9th. Jack looked like he was going to cry. How special. 👏👏❤️
— Greg Volkwyn (@GregVolkwyn) April 4, 2018
Jack Nicklaus’ grand son making that ace, and the ensuing reaction, is all sorts of feels.
— Jonny Young (@Jonny_young3) April 4, 2018
Seeing Jack Nicklaus' grandson make that hole in one at Augusta in the Par 3 contest is one of the coolest things I've ever seen
— Tony Spradlin (@T_Sprad3) April 4, 2018
Can you imagine being the 15 year old grandson of a legend and sinking your first hole in one while caddying for Nicklaus at Augusta? What a moment!
— Jared Harter (@jman6598) April 4, 2018
Nicklaus had tears in his eyes.
— Ivor Sachs (@SachsIvo) April 4, 2018
How about that! Nicklaus grandson makes a hole in one on the last hole wow!!! Made his grandpa Jack shed a tear
— Drayden VanDyke (@DraydenV) April 4, 2018
It was just an incredibly moving moment that will forever be etched into the memory of Augusta National. And everyone who watched. What a game!