One of golf’s greatest and most classy legends, Ben Crenshaw will play his last Masters tournament in 2015. “Gentle Ben” has had a storied career and is widely known as a Masters icon for the consecutive times he played and the two times he won in 1984 and 1995.
“I made the decision that next year is my last year,” Crenshaw said according to CBS Sports.”It is funny, on Amen Corner on the 13th hole on the first day, I hadn’t told Carl yet, but I said, ‘Carl, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and next year would be a good year.’
Carl, who he’s referring too of course is the legendary Augusta National caddy Carl Jackson who’s been on the bag for Ben for many years while playing at The Masters. Ben and Carl are widely regarded as one of the greatest caddy/player duos in golf history as they have two wins, 25 made cuts, 11 top 10s, eight top 5s, two 3rd place finishes and two 2nd place finishes at The Masters.
“I’m very, very happy with it. I’ve thought about it for a long time. A lot of times I thought that I could have stepped down earlier. It is hard. Very hard. But I have been so fortunate.” Ben said according to CBS Sports.
I sure hope Ben gets a chance at hitting the ceremonial first tee at The Masters every year because he has left his mark at the great tournament and his presence as a competitor will definitely be missed. Thanks for making The Masters even more special Benny and Carl!
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