Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Masters 2018: Tony Finau suffers ankle injury celebrating during par-3 contest

Masters 2018: Tony Finau suffers ankle injury celebrating during par-3 contest

In a light and fun moment that turned scary, Tony Finau turned his left ankle while celebrating a hole-in-one on the seventh hole.

During the Par-3 contest, Finau had his shot roll about 20 feet on the green before finding the cup on the No. 7 hole, according to Golf.com, giving the 28-year-old a hole-in-one.

United States golfer Tony Finau was competing in the annual Par-3 contest ahead of Thursday's Masters.

He fell to the ground and then popped it back into place. Not a bad resume at Augusta for the 68-year-old.

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Watch the magic moment below as three of the game's greats come together to celebrate the feat with Gary - a moment that brought record 18-time major champion Nicklaus to tears.

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

The Par 3 Contest is traditionally a light-hearted competition before the intensity picks up Thursday morning as the chase for the green jacket begins.

But Watson's victory wasn't the only excitement in the group: Jack needed a hole in one on the 9th to tie Watson, but wasn't able to. "I said, 'well I think you're going to make a hole-in-one". He asked his grandson and caddie Gary to give it a try off the same tee (a tradition welcomed during the Par 3 contest), and sure enough - he made it! "I mean what a day".

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