Ceremonial tee shots are away at Augusta to mark the official opening of the 2014 Masters. Jack Nicklaus won this year's battle of the greats against Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
All three men hit the fairway, with 18-time major winner Nicklaus last to go. The Golden Bear blasted a drive around 220 yards—past Player's ball.
Bragging rights for Jack Nicklaus as his tee-shot just bounces past Gary Player's. Arnold Palmer safely in the fairway too. #Legends— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) April 10, 2014
Jack Nicklaus outdrives Gary Player by a yard, proving once and for all that sit-ups are totally overrated.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) April 10, 2014
Jack Nicklaus as he prepares for ceremonial swat: "Oh boy … if only we could do this for real again." And then he smokes it. #verycool— Mike Johnson (@EMichaelGW) April 10, 2014
Palmer, 84, came up short of the pair, but he still planted his ball firmly in the fairway.
Nicklaus, 74, has won the Masters six times. Player, 78, is a three-time champion, while Palmer won four times in six years between 1958 and 1964.
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