Nicklaus, Palmer kick off 2011 Masters in fine style

At 7:40 a.m. Augusta National time, the Masters officially began with ceremonial tee shots from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. And unlike some of the awkward ceremonial dribblers we've smiled at through gritted teeth, both tee shots flew straight and far. Palmer's ran about 220 yards, and Nicklaus outdistanced him by about 50 yards. You know, just like the old days.

Below, a couple more photos of the historic moment.


And we're off. Here's to a fine Masters, friends.

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