Note: This post has been updated below with new details from the bride-to-be.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- How will you remember the 2017 Masters? We know Dustin Johnson will remember it as the tournament he couldn't play because he fell down some stairs the day before. We figure the guy who wins the green jacket will remember it for etching his name in Masters lore.
And we suspect that Benji Thompson and Regan Askin will remember it for their engagement on the 12th tee, which likely puts every other golf-themed engagement in history to shame (well, almost every other one). Here's the video that Regan shared of the special moment, which you can see was met with great approval from the onlooking crowd.
We've reached out to the happy couple for more details, but in the meantime, we're happy to see that Kevin Kisner, who hails from nearby Aiken, S.C., was complicit in the arrangement. Thompson, from North Augusta, S.C., is a successful caddie on the LPGA Tour, and was on the bag for Lexi Thompson (no relation), until last year.
Update: According to Askin, Thompson had been planning the proposal for months, and he specifically arranged for Kisner and his caddie Duane "Dewey" Bock to assist.
"While we were watching the golf and they finished on 11, Kiz walked up to Benji and said, 'Y'all come under the ropes for a pic.' So we did," Askin said. "I told Benji, 'Wow, there's a lot of people looking and this is awkward,' but I wanted that picture.
"When we got on the tee and we're getting ready to take the pic, Benji said, 'Hey I got to ask you a question first.' Then he got down on one knee and then looked at Dewey and said, 'Hey caddie, do you have something for me?' Dewey gave him the ring and then he proposed.
"It was a 100 percent complete surprise and had learned it had been planned for months by Kisner and Dewey with Benji!"
Before this week, Thompson's golf highlight was winning the ANA Inspiration with Lexi in 2014. Now you wonder if that moment has competition.