Sunday, April 09, 2006

Masters Notes: Crenshaw and Burke

The ride came to end for Ben Crenshaw during the third round of the The Masters, when he shot 78 to fall out of contention, but it was fun while it lasted.

Here's a great story about Crenshaw and his caddie Carl Jackson, the former Augusta caddie who was on Ben's bag for his two Masters championships. The reunite each year now for The Masters, although neither knows how much longer they'll continue the tradition.

Another Texan to win The Masters, Jack Burke Jr., did so 50 years ago, coming from way back on the final day during what some have called the toughest Masters evers. Burke is 83 now, but still going strong. He was Hal Sutton's assistant captain at the 2004 Ryder Cup. If memory serves, he was also Crenshaw's assistant captain during the U.S. comeback victory at Brookline.

PGA.com has a nice article about Burke and his accomplishments - during his touring career and after - that's well worth a read.

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