Mark O'Meara and Nick Price: Between the two of them, they've got five major championships, to go with 34 PGA Tour victories. They are certainly not your average golf instructors. But they played the role to perfection on Monday morning, all out of respect for the great Pete Dye.
"There's not enough words to express what Pete Dye has meant to me and what he has accomplished, in not only this game, but in his life. He is an amazing man. He and his wife Alice have done so much for the game of golf. Not just in designing golf courses, but he was a very fine player too. I enjoy Pete and I love being around him."
"I think I first met Pete back in 1983. So it was 30 years ago. But he didn't really know who I was back in those days. He was right in the midst of his course design and when he was working the hardest. He's had phenomenal success though, and has built so many wonderful golf courses."
The former PGA Tour professionals are on a tour through Pacific Links International, a company that sends pro golfers to some of the most renound courses around the world, offering clinics to golfers of all ages along the way.
"Pretty much, that's what golf is all about. It's a humbling game for everyone out there. Even for the amateurs, high and low, women, men, or younger people who get involved in the game. There's no game better than the game of golf."
And on the 20th birthday of the Pete Dye Golf Club, a pair of legends echo a testament that has and will continue to survive the test of time.
"Golf is a game for a lifetime. So I just hope I can keep playing. I'll keep playing until I'm 90 if I can."
The Pete Dye Golf Club ranked 46th in the 2013-14 America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, according to Golf Digest Magazine.