Travel Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player at the 2015 Masters April 9, 2015 Harry How/Getty 1 of 15 The iconic white leaderboard at Augusta sat empty Thursday morning before play began. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 2 of 15 The King arrives at Augusta National Thursday morning for the ceremonial Masters tee shot. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 3 of 15 Defending Masters champ Bubba Watson arrives at the first tee to watch the Big Three open the tournament. Mark Peterson/SI 4 of 15 Rickie Fowler, girlfriend Alexis Randock and Bubba Watson watch the Big Three tee off Thursday Morning at Augusta National. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 5 of 15 Jack Nicklaus says "hi" to Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson when he arrives on the first tee at Augusta National. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 6 of 15 Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have 13 Masters titles between them, six for Nicklaus, four for Palmer and three for Player. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 7 of 15 Arnold Palmer gives fans the thumbs-up on the first tee at Augusta Nationa. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 8 of 15 Arnold Palmer hits his tee shot Arnold Palmer hits his tee shot at the 2015 Masters. Mark Peterson/SI 9 of 15 Arnold Palmer after hitting his tee shot. Palmer missed Wednesday's Par 3 Contest because of a shoulder injury. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 10 of 15 Gary Player waves to the crowd on the first tee. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 11 of 15 Gary Player takes a healthy swing on his ceremonial tee shot Thursday morning. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 12 of 15 Jack Nicklaus waves to the crowd on the first tee. Kohjiro Kinno/SI 13 of 15 Jack Nicklaus says the Big Three are still competitive about who hits the longest tee shot. Player had the slight edge on Thursday. Mark Peterson/SI 14 of 15 Jack Nicklaus hit a high fade off the tee on No. 1. Yes, he's still got it. Mark Peterson/SI 15 of 15 Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer played their first Masters together in 1959.