With ceremonial tee shots from three of golf's greatest players, the Masters has started on an overcast day. Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player — with 13 green jackets between them — each struck a ball off the first tee to begin the first major of the year Thursday.
The chairman of Augusta National said the course will be ready for the first round of the Masters on Thursday despite a "significant" storm that downed "several" trees and left several bunkers "completely washed out." Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus teed off as ceremonial starters at 7:40 a.m.; they were joined for the first time by Gary Player.
Golf fans are expecting this year's Master's Golf Tournament to be one of the best-ever. Players tee off this week at Augusta National Golf Club. It'll be hard to top last year's race to the finish line -- when at least eight-players had a shot at winning top prize on the last day. But top players appear to be at the top of their games, creating a huge buzz.