‘So Thankful Carl Is Ok’: Days Ahead of the Masters, a Saddening News About a Legendary Caddie Comes Into Light

Published 04/02/2023, 12:31 PM EDT

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As we approach the 2023 Masters Tournament, a recent update about a famed caddie is breaking everyone’s hearts.

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Per reports, Carl Jackson, the legendary Masters’ caddie, incurred injuries on his way to Augusta National. Golf enthusiasts revere Jackson for the most appearances in the prestigious tournament.

As the Masters enters its 87th edition, the golfing world hopes everyone’s favorite caddie, Carl Jackson, will get back on his feet soon.

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Legendary Masters caddie involved in a car wreck

With the Masters less than a week away, 76-year-old Jackson was also gearing up for the tournament. He was going to the golf course when he met with an unfortunate accident.

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Jackson was on his way from his home in Arkansas when his car struck another static car on Interstate 20. According to reports, his car was totaled in the crash.

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Carl Jackson has caddied in a record 54 Masters tournaments and had plans of caddying for golfer, Ben Crenshaw in the upcoming Par Three contest. After hearing the unfortunate news, Crenshaw and his wife reached out to Jackson.

A car is replaceable. We’re just so thankful Carl is OK. That’s all that matters,” revealed Crenshaw’s wife, Julie.

The two-time Masters champion and his wife were relieved that their longtime friend was in good condition. Like the Crenshaws, golf enthusiasts also hope for Jackson to recover quickly.

Carl Jackson has made a record 54 appearances at Augusta

Despite being over 70, Jackson was in good health. He was expected to appear at Augusta for the 87th edition of the Masters.

The Masters legend had begun caddying in 1958. He was only 14 when he had carried the bag of Billy Burke. It is Jackson’s partnership with Crenshaw, however, which became a hit with golf fans.

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The first time Jackson caddied for ‘Gentle Ben’  was in 1976, when the golfer finished second. When the Masters allowed golfers to bring their personal caddies in 1983, Crenshaw stuck with Jackson.

The legendary caddie was by Crenshaw’s side when the golfer won the Masters in 1984 and 1994. Jackson would go on to caddie for the golfer in 39 appearances. He was also expected to appear with the 71-year-old golfer in Wednesday’s Par Three contest.

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Carl Jackson’s speedy recovery will definitely bring some much-needed respite to long-time Masters viewers.  His return to good health will pave the way for many wholesome moments with Crenshaw down the road.

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