In 2002, then-Chairman Hootie Johnson asked Knox if he would play with the last-placed player to make the cut after 36- and 54-holes so he can keep their score. It also -- the theory goes -- helps them maintain a solid pace of play and keeps the pros from having to play alone. Knox, of course, accepted.
First guy at the range this morning? Rory's marker (& Augusta member), Jeff Knox. He's been the Masters marker since 2002 and RIPS the ball.— Ashley Mayo (@AshleyKMayo) April 12, 2014
Rory McIlroy played with Augusta member Jeff Knox, whose unofficial score is 2-under 70. Rory shot a 71. #masters2014— Ashley Mayo (@AshleyKMayo) April 12, 2014
“And with my final captain’s pick, I choose . Jeff Knox to represent the United States.” -Tom Watson, maybe— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) April 12, 2014
Love how, while Rory's taking a drop from a hazard on 13, group marker quickly steps up and knocks his second shot on the green. #Masters— Luke Kerr-Dineen (@LukeKerrDineen) April 12, 2014