Jack also called the shot. In an interview with ESPN's Scott van Pelt moments before he stepped up on the tee at the 4th hole, the golfer who holds the record for the most major tournament victories with 18, told van Pelt he felt he was going to put the ball into the hole. On his tee shot. So he did.
Facing a bit of a breeze and with the hole 123 yards away Nicklaus delivered a shot that hopped twice, skidded and then began to back up towards the hole. Naturally, it went in.
He'll be back, bright and early Thursday, along with Arnold Palmer and Gary Player to lead the players off the first tee with the ceremonial tee shots to open the Masters. He'll probably split the fairway.