Carl Jackson and Ben Crenshaw have been together at
Augusta National for 36 Masters.
By Melanie Hauser, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
AUGUSTA, GA. -- Can it really be 40 years since Ben Crenshaw
started playing here? Since Clifford Roberts greeted him in the
parking lot and reminded him there was a barbershop in the
How fast time flies. When Crenshaw teed off Thursday morning,
he celebrated 40th Masters as a competitor.
His caddie Carl Jackson? This was his 50th.
There was no fanfare when the duo -- Ben and Carl as they're
known at Augusta -- stepped to the first tee Thursday with
first-off honors to celebrate their 36th Masters together. They won
twice -- in 1984 and 1995 -- and finished in the top three four
other times, including a runner-up finish in 1976, their first
They were put together by Augusta National member John
Griffith, who knew Crenshaw from Texas and Jackson, who started
caddying at Augusta National as a teenager.
The only Masters they haven't been together was in 2001 when
Jackson was undergoing cancer treatments.