Morning Wrap: Round 1 Of The Masters

With the close of the opening round’s morning session, here’s what happened, and where we stand at around 1:30 ET on Thursday.

To kick off the 81st edition of the Masters at Augusta National, Chairman Billy Payne walked out with Kit Gawthorp, Palmer’s wife, and placed Arnold Palmer’s green jacket on a chair on the first tee. Payne then introduced Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player to hit the ceremonial tee shots.

And just like that the 81st edition of the Masters was off and running.


Farewell, My Friend

Jack and Gary were very emotional during the morning tribute to their friend.

Masters champion Gary Player of South Africa and Masters champion Jack Nicklaus clap on the No. 1 tee in honor of Masters champion Arnold Palmer during Round 1 of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Thursday, April 6, 2017.

A Slideshow For The King

1.) Jack giving Arnie a tip of the cap; 2.) Payne laying out Arnie’s jacket, and 3.) a tearful Jack.
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You are missed, Arnie. #theMasters

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Mapping Out The Day

The pin placements for round one were posted. They will be much more challenging on Sunday.


The Champ Arrives

The 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett was taped driving in to defend his title.


A Couple Of Nice Shots To Start Day

Germany’s Martin Kaymer holes out for an eagle on hole No. 2.

Canada’s Adam Hadwin uses a hybrid to chip in for birdie on the 4th hole.


Early Clubhouse Leader

Last week’s winner in Houston, Russell Henley, shot an impressive 1-under and is the leader in the clubhouse.


Video Wrap

Here’s a nice recap of the early morning highlights from Augusta National Golf Club.


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