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Watch Jack Nicklaus' hole-in-one at Augusta National

Watch Jack Nicklaus' hole-in-one at Augusta National
Jack Nicklaus celebrates a hole-in-one on the fourth hole of the Par 3 contest Wednesday before the start of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. (David Cannon / Getty Images)

With six green jackets hanging in his closet, Jack Nicklaus has a accumulated a few magic moments at Augusta National Golf Club.

Add one more to the list.

Playing in the par-three contest that precedes the Masters, the 75-year-old Nicklaus made a hole-in-one off the No. 4 tee on Wednesday.

"I took an 8-iron, put [the ball] on the side of the hole, and kept saying, 'C'mon, c'mon. c'mon,'" he told reporters. "And then the ball disappeared."

Nicklaus' iron shot landed past the flag, then spun slowly but surely back to the cup. As the crowd erupted, he traded high fives with his group -- he played with Ben Crenshaw and Gary Player -- then shook a fist in the air.

"I enjoy the par-three because I can actually play it because it's not long," he said.

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