Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player at the 2015 Masters

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The iconic white leaderboard at Augusta sat empty Thursday morning before play began.
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The King arrives at Augusta National Thursday morning for the ceremonial Masters tee shot.
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Defending Masters champ Bubba Watson arrives at the first tee to watch the Big Three open the tournament.
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Rickie Fowler, girlfriend Alexis Randock and Bubba Watson watch the Big Three tee off Thursday Morning at Augusta National.
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Jack Nicklaus says "hi" to Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson when he arrives on the first tee at Augusta National.
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Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have 13 Masters titles between them, six for Nicklaus, four for Palmer and three for Player.
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Arnold Palmer gives fans the thumbs-up on the first tee at Augusta Nationa.
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Arnold Palmer hits his tee shot

Arnold Palmer hits his tee shot at the 2015 Masters.
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Arnold Palmer after hitting his tee shot. Palmer missed Wednesday's Par 3 Contest because of a shoulder injury.
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Gary Player waves to the crowd on the first tee.
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Gary Player takes a healthy swing on his ceremonial tee shot Thursday morning.
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Jack Nicklaus waves to the crowd on the first tee.
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Jack Nicklaus says the Big Three are still competitive about who hits the longest tee shot. Player had the slight edge on Thursday.
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Jack Nicklaus hit a high fade off the tee on No. 1. Yes, he's still got it.
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Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer played their first Masters together in 1959.