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'That's 31': 80-year-old Gary Player just hit a hole-in-one at Augusta
The South African legend turned to Jack Nicklaus to point out it’s his 31st career ace.

THE PAR THREE tournament before The Masters never fails to give us some show-stopping moments, but wow!

Proving yet again that class is permanent, 80 years young South African Gary Player delighted the Augusta crowds with a sublime hole-in-one.

The seventh hole is the longest of the Par 3 course. But that didn’t bother Player, he effortlessly dropped his tee shot on the back of the green. Then it began to roll…

PLAYERA

… and roll, and roll and roll.

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When we’re 80, we’d be happy with being able to walk the course, never mind play it like that.

He’s keeping count of his all-time stats too.

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