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by: JamieD On  Thursday, April 10, 2014

Arnold Palmer ceremonial drive masters

The 2014 Masters Tournament officially kicked off this morning and three of golf’s greatest legends were there to get things started: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player.

Leading off the 78th playing of the Masters was Arnold Palmer, who did this with his ceremonial opening drive:

Then it was Gary Player’s turn to take a swing at it:

And finally, it was Jack Nicklaus stepping into the tee box to do this:

In the end, they youngster of this threesome, 74-year-old Jack Nicklaus, would out-drive 78-year-old Gary Player and 84-year-old Arnold Palmer.

Here’s a video of this year’s “honorary starter tradition,” as Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne described it during his opening address:

Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]

 




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