A pair of legendary golfers signaled the start of the 2020 Masters Thursday morning. Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus kicked off the tournament with honorary tee shots on the first hole at Augusta National Golf Club.

Player, 85, won the Masters in 1961, 1974, and 1978. The South African golfer holds the record, having competed in the Masters 52 times.

Nicklaus, 80, is widely considered to be the greatest golfer of all time. Six of his record 18 major championship victories came at Augusta. Nicklaus won the Masters in three different decades, including his historic 1986 win at 46 years old.

The pair's dual appearance at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, caused a buzz online Thursday with Player's name trending on the social media platform as a result.

Tiger Woods is second all-time with five wins at the Masters. Woods is considered to be a long shot to win another green jacket, which he did just last year.

Arnold Palmer is in third with four wins at the Masters. Player and four others, including Phil Mickelson, have won the event three times.

The 84th Masters got underway approximately 10 minutes after Player and Nicklaus teed off at 7 a.m. EST. Play was suspended about a half-hour later because of rain.

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Honorary starter and Masters champion Gary Player plays his opening tee shot on the first tee as fellow starter and champion Jack Nicklaus looks on during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Georgia. Rob Carr/Getty Images