Watch Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player Start The Masters

The Masters began early Thursday morning and perhaps the best tradition is the honorary tee-shot. 

On Thursday, three-time Masters winner Gary Player and six-time winner Jack Nicklaus did the honors.

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Player, 82, was the first to swing while Nicklaus, 78, followed with temperatures chilly in the mid-40s, Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley introduced the duo. 

The first competitive group off the tee was Wesley Bryan, Austin Cook and Ted Potter Jr. 


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