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

Player, Nicklaus open 2019 Masters Tournament

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

Return throughout the day for complete coverage of The Masters.

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