Jack Nicklaus honors Arnold Palmer as The Masters gets underway

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Honorary starter Jack Nicklaus holds up his hat in honor of Arnold Palmer during the first tee ceremony prior to the first round of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2017 in Augusta, Georgia.  (2017 marked the first Masters Tournament since the passing of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, so understandably, this year's ceremonial start was a tear-jerking moment for sports fans around the globe.

In perfectly fitting fashion, fellow golfing icon Jack Nicklaus paid tribute to his longtime friend as the festivities got underway at Augusta National.

Arnold Palmer may have passed, but his memory is still strong at the 2017 Masters Tournament.

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