Player, Nicklaus open 2019 Masters Tournament

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Former Masters champions Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus started the 83rd Masters Thursday with ceremonial tee shots.

The 2019 Masters officially got under way Thursday morning with ceremonial tee shots from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

The Masters legends, with a combined nine green jackets, struck shots at 8:15 a.m. after an introduction and welcome message of Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley.

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The field of 87 golfers started with an 8:30 a.m. time that featured Andrew Landry, Adam Long and Corey  Conners.

Notable pairings and tee times for Thursday's first round are:
10:31 a.m.: Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Viktor Hovland
11:04 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Haotong Lin, John Rahm
11:15 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Cameron Smith
1:27 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Patrick Cantlay, Satoshi Kodaira
1:38 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day
1:49 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas
2:00 p.m.: Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka

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