AUGUSTA, Ga. — Lee Elder had a clear path to the first tee at Augusta National.

Arriving again, 46 years after he became the first Black player to compete at the Masters, the 86-year-old Elder took part in the ceremonial tee shot to start the 2021 Masters on Thursday. He made his way, via golf cart, to applause from the crowd surrounding the tee box. He had the stage to himself for a few minutes before Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player arrived to officially start the tournament.

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