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Nicklaus family celebrates ace with dinner at club

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Another Nicklaus generated a huge roar with an ace at the Masters Par 3 Contest

Only this time they couldn’t properly celebrate – Nicklaus’ grandson, GT, is underage. 

“We all had champagne and GT couldn’t buy it because he was only 15, so we decided to skip it,” Nicklaus said with a laugh. “I’m just kidding.


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“We had dinner here at the club and had a nice evening. We had a nice, quiet dinner, and everyone in the club came over to congratulate him on the hole-in-one.”

On the ninth hole of Wednesday’s Par 3, GT Nicklaus – the son of Gary, a former professional – spun a wedge down the slope and into the cup. The shot was the biggest highlight from the event, and it reduced Jack to tears.

It was GT’s first hole-in-one – and Jack had predicted the ace a few days earlier. 

“It’s pretty special,” Jack said.