This Is Likely Carl Jackson's Final Masters, Too

While he's open to picking up another bag next year, legendary caddie Carl Jackson is likely wrapping his Masters career when his longtime loop, Ben Crenshaw, calls it a day.

David Westin of the Augusta Chronicle with Jackson's thoughts on the end of an incredible run that will kick off with him getting the keys to the city.

This will be the 39th year Crenshaw and Jackson have worked together. Their first year came in Crenshaw’s fifth appearance, in 1976, after club members John Griffith Jr. and Jack Stephens suggested they team up. They finished second that year and have been together at Augusta National every year since, with the exception of 2000 when Jackson was recovering from colon cancer surgery.

They teamed for two Masters titles (1984 and 1995). No other player-caddie combination has worked as many Masters, or know so much about Augusta National’s famous greens.

“To go through this experience with Carl, he’s such a friend and helped me so much,” Crenshaw said. “I never could have done it without Carl. He’s such a special person in my life. We met each other on the prettiest place we know.”