AUGUSTA, Ga. – Everywhere Carl Jackson turns at Augusta National, he keeps hearing the same word.
Jackson will be caddying in his 50th Masters this week, taking his familiar turn on the bag with Ben Crenshaw. They've been together for 35 of those years, first hooking up in 1976 and teaming for a pair of wins.
The 64-year-old Jackson grew up not far from Augusta National and is a holdover from the days when all players had to use club caddies at the Masters. He was only 14 when he first worked the tournament in 1961. He's missed only one year since then, sitting out in 2000 after being diagnosed with cancer.
Having beat the disease, Jackson plans to keep coming back to Augusta as long as his health holds out and Crenshaw keeps playing.