Jack Nicklaus still has plenty of game — and showmanship.
Nicklaus partnered with his grandson, GT Nicklaus, in the PNC Father-Son Challenge over the weekend at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., and the 78-year-old proved his game is plenty sharp.
In the 36-hole scramble, Team Nicklaus shot 62 on Saturday to open the final day just thee shots off the lead. While Jack and GT couldn’t match Davis and Dru Love’s scorching 56, Jack did provide one of the highlights of the day.
Playing from off the green and below the putting surface on the par-4 16th, The Golden Bear pounded his ball up the mound and onto the green, starting it a good foot left of the pin, and then watched as it made its way back toward the cup and dropped in for a birdie 3.
Nicklaus fist-pumped and then turned back to the crowd, holding his arms up and soaking in the applause. The gallery ate it up.
It’s not the first highlight Jack and GT have made together. GT was caddying for his grandpa at the Masters Par-3 Contest last April when GT made an ace. Jack won the Masters six times, yet he still says that watching GT make the ace is his No. 1 Masters moment.
Jack and GT shot an eight-under 64 on Sunday and finished sixth. The Loves finished 26 under to win.
You can watch Nicklaus’s putt from the 16th hole below.