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Masters 2022: Guido Migliozzi’s caddie cranking a dart on the course at 10 a.m. Thursday is one heck of a way to start Masters week

April 07, 2022

How do you start Masters Thursday? Coffee? Tea? A glass of orange juice and some whole-grain toast? All reasonable, balanced, healthy (enough) adult choices … but also profoundly, comprehensively boring. Live a little. The Masters comes but once a year. Open the windows, let your hair down, and take a page out of Guido Migliozzi’s caddie’s yardage book …

That was Migliozzi’s caddie enjoying a little breakfast at Augusta National around 10 a.m. ET on Thursday morning. It may seem uncouth to you, it may send you running for your toothbrush, but one thing you can’t deny are the aspirational levels of DGAF on display. As golf has become more and more fitnessed obsessed, transforming from the potbellied sport of yesteryear to a body-building league with metal sticks, it’s at the very least entertaining to see the old-ways clinging on for dear life.

There’s also apparently competitive merit. Last time we checked in on Guido and his caddie, they were crushing pizza to celebrate making the cut at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Do you know how many millions of people on the planet who haven’t touched a carb in eight years can’t break 100? And yet here's Migliozzi’s looper lighting up a dart mid-opening round at the Masters. In absolutely no way would we recommend this, but it’s worth noting that as of mid-morning Thursday, Migliozzi had a share of the lead at Augusta National.

Make of that what you will, but there is a lesson to be learned here: Whatever your vice is, indulge it this morning. It’s the Masters. Live a little ... or a lot. Your call.