Masters sleeper pick dislocates ankle celebrating hole-in-one, keeps playing

Tyler Owen
April 5, 2018

Permitted to take the tee-shot, Gary managed to pull off a brilliant hole-in-one before celebrating with his grandad, Gary Player and Tom Watson.

A hole in one is certainly cause for celebration, but Tony Finau may have done himself some damage on the eve of the Masters.

The world number 34 celebrated wildly, running down towards the green, but rolled his left ankle badly in the process.

No further proof needed after watching his grandson, Gary, hit a hole-in-one during the Par 3 Tournament.

Nicklaus' grandson, Gary, was caddying for him during the event and made a decision to step up to the tee on the eighth hole.

He did finish his final few holes but declined interviews afterward and has been described to have been limping off. Finau is reported to have said to a passer by "we'll see" about his chances of playing in the tournament, but there's no official reaction as yet. What a moment for the entire Nicklaus' family.

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"Since I'm not playing in the tournament, I thought, 'Let's go for it this year, '" Watson said afterward.

Watson, 68, previously won the Par 3 Contest in 1982 and becomes the oldest victor in the tournament's history.

He later revealed that he had predicted the hole-in-one in advance.

Incredibly, the two-time Masters champion is going to win the event, giving him two career wins in the Par 3 Contest.

It was undoubtedly a Par 3 Contest for the ages. "I mean what a day".

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