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]