Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most beautiful courses in the country. It’s historic, and the Masters Tournament that it hosts every year is one of the most prestigious championships on the PGA tour, and in golf itself. One of the many events that happen around the time of the Masters is the Masters Par 3 Contest, in which pros try to beat a nine-hole course on Augusta’s hallowed grounds. It brings out the legends, and one legendary group paired Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and 80-year-old Gary Player. Turns out the old guy still had a few tricks up his sleeve. Gary Player hit a hole-in-one at age 80 at the Masters Par 3 Contest.
Player wasn’t the only player to hit a hole-in-one during the contest. There were six total aces on the day, breaking the old record of five; Player’s ace was the third of the day, and also the most memorable. Player used the slope on the 7th hole to draw the ball from the right side of the green to the hole in the left front, and in the process banked his 31st career hole-in-one, and probably his most memorable.
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