Masters: Caddie Carl Jackson in good condition after car accident Friday outside of Atlanta
Carl Jackson is in good condition after being involved in a car accident Friday outside of Atlanta.
Jackson, 76, was driving to Augusta from his home in Roland, Arkansas, when he collided with a stopped vehicle on Interstate 20. Jackson’s car was totaled in the crash.
Jackson has caddied in a record 54 Masters Tournaments—his last in 2015—and still plans on caddying for Ben Crenshaw in Wednesday’s Par Three Contest.
When hearing the news, Crenshaw and his wife, Julie, each reached out to Jackson.
“I was worried sick,” Ben texted late Friday.
“A car is replaceable,” Julie said. “We’re just so thankful Carl is OK. That’s all that matters.”
Masters 2023 leaderboard: Get the latest news from Augusta
Crenshaw won the 1984 and 1995 Masters with Jackson on his bag.
Gannett may earn revenue from sports betting operators for audience referrals to betting services. Sports betting operators have no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. Terms apply, see operator site for Terms and Conditions. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the National Council on Problem Gambling 24/7 at 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, OH), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN). Must be 21 or older to gamble. Sports betting and gambling are not legal in all locations. Be sure to comply with laws applicable where you reside.