Honorary Starters (2018)

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Honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus confer after Players shot during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [MICHAEL HOLAHAN/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Gary Player hits the first shot during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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The names of Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus in a sign before the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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The names of Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus are placed in a sign before the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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The names of Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus are placed in a sign before the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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The names of Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus are placed in a sign before the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Augusta National Masters chairman Fred Ridley announces the Honorary Starters before the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus pose for photos with Augusta National Masters chairman Fred Ridley after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus pose for photos after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus pose for photos after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus embrace after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus embrace after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus embrace after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus embrace after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus embrace after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus embrace after opening the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus confer after Player's opening drive to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus tip their hats before making the Honorary Start before the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus confer after Player's opening drive to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starter Gary Player watches his drive to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starter Gary Player watches his drive to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starter Gary Player tees off to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starter Gary Player tees off to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starter Gary Player tees off to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary Starter Jack Nicklaus watches his drive to start the Thursday round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [ANDREW DAVIS TUCKER/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus enter the first tee box before the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus laugh together after hitting their ceremonial shots to open the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Jack Nicklaus waves to an applauding gallery during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Jack Nicklaus hits the second shot of the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley introduces Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as honorary starters before the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starters Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus enter the first tee box before the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Jack Nicklaus watches his tee shot during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Jack Nicklaus turns to the gallery before his shot during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Jack Nicklaus approaches the first tee box during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Gary Player hits the first shot during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Honorary starter Gary Player watches his tee shot during the first round of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Georgia. [NIGEL COOK/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]
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Jack Nicklaus is introduced before hitting an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are introduced before hitting honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are introduced before hitting honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Gary Player hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are introduced before hitting honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Jack Nicklaus hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player smile before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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during the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Gary Player hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player smile before hitting honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Gary Player hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Jack Nicklaus is introduced before hitting an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Gary Player hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Gary Player hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Fred Ridley watches the honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Jack Nicklaus hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Gary Player hits an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player smile before hitting honorary first tee shots before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Jack Nicklaus hit an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Jack Nicklaus hit an honorary first tee shot before the first round at the Masters golf tournament Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)