Gary Player describes his latest hole-in-one as a ‘thrill’

The 80-year-old golfing legend became the oldest man to ace in the par three contest.

FILE: Gary Player plays a shot during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on 6 April, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Gary Player has described his latest hole in one as a thrill.

The 80-year-old golfing legend became the oldest man to ace in the par three contest.

Player, affectionately known as the Black Knight, showed he's still got what it takes to light up the golfing world.

Watch @garyplayer become the oldest player to make a hole-in-one in the Par 3 Contest. #themasters https://t.co/bBJgSWiiMj

He posted a single picture after his hole in one at Augusta. A black and white picture looking back at himself celebrating on the tee box after sinking another career hole in one.

The 80-year-old, who won three green jackets in his prime, sent the crowd into hysteria when his tee shot rolled into the cup.

The tournament tees off after 2pm with five South Africans in the field.