Scottie Scheffler walked out of Augusta National Golf Club after the 86th Masters on Sunday with a green jacket, perhaps the most-prized possession in golf. But his caddie, Ted Scott, did not leave empty-handed.
It is tradition, not just at the Masters, but at every major championship, that the caddie for the winning player takes home the flagstick and flag from the 18th hole.
So after exchanging hugs with Scheffler following the No. 1-ranked player in the world’s fourth win in six events — in a staggeringly short span of 57 days — and trading handshakes with Cameron Smith and his caddie, Scott walked over to the hole and took home his trophy.
Some caddies have the stick leaning against the wall in a room at home. Some take the flag off, frame it and hang it up. Some just keep both in a safe place.
Ted Scott had other ideas.
Oh, but he wasn’t done.
Hey, you and your player win the Masters, you get to celebrate however you want.