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. His caddie, Ted Scott, also left with his own piece of Augusta.
It is tradition — not just at the Masters, but 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’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 a 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.