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The 2023 Masters tournament is officially underway.

Those are the words Chairman Fred Ridley said at the conclusion of the Honorary Starters ceremony, one of the best traditions of Masters week at Augusta National Golf Club. The tournament always gets underway with legends of the game striking the first tee shots.

87-year-old Gary Player went first, followed by 83-year-old Jack Nicklaus and then 73-year-old Tom Watson hit the final shot. Player kicked his leg after hitting his tee shot, Nicklaus joked with the crowd how putting the tee in the ground was the most difficult part and then Watson made fun of himself for injuring his shoulder late last year in a go-kart accident.

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The Honorary Starters hitting tee shots will never get old. Here’s a look at some of the best photos from the special moment on the first tee to kick off the 87th Masters.

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