Gary Nicklaus said he was just trying to hit the ball on the green.
“For that to happen was unbelievable,” Gary Nicklaus said. “… It was surreal.”
Nicklaus said he asked his grandson three days ago whether he wanted to take the last tee shot. When he agreed, Nicklaus said he told the youngster he would get a hole-in-one.
The 68-year-old Tom Watson won the Par 3 Contest.
Nick Fleetwood and Thomas Pieters finished tied for second at 5-under par and Adam Hadwin and Chez Reavie finished tied for fourth with Nicklaus.