Nicklaus's grandson nails first hole-in-one at Masters Par 3 Contest

The Masters Tournament

With many of the best golfers in the world playing top notch golf, people are saying this year's Masters is going to be one to remember.

Even Wednesday's Par 3 contest, the laid-back appetizer to this weekend's main dish, gave us two moments, we'll never forget.

Jack Nicklaus has won 6 green jackets - he's the king at Augusta National, let's now meet the young prince.

Or should we call him the Golden Cub?

Jack's grandson Gary Jr., or GT, caddying for jack during the Par 3 Contest at Augusta National. The 15-year-old, a freshman at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, makes magic happen. GT nails his first career hole-in-one on national television, at the Mecca in golf. Jack said later on twitter, that this moment was more special than all half dozen of his green jackets. Yes sir, indeed.

Jack's friend, Tom Watson at 68, became the oldest winner ever in the Par 3 Contest.

But, this year's event may have had the most tragic moment in Par 3 Contest history.

28-year-old Utah native Tony Finau qualified for his first Masters this year - an accomplishment that would make anyone jump for joy.

He was playing his first Masters Par 3 Contest with his four children watching. And he nailed a hole-in-one on the 7th hole.

In his celebration - sprinting towards the hole - Finau dislocated his ankle, and had to pop it back in to place and then hobble to a golf cart.

Finau tweeted late Wednesday night, that he's getting an MRI Thursday morning, and he hopes he'll be able to play in his first Masters.

A drama packed day at Augusta National - and the week has just begun.

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