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No one has ever had a better time with the Masters flagstick than Scottie Scheffler’s caddie Ted Scott

April 13, 2022

In the days following each Masters, golf fans are collectively thrilled by the new and exciting exploits of the green jacket. From Krispy Kreme drive-thrus to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we hang on every rustle of sports’ most famous sport coat. It's not the only inanimate object to enjoy an Augusta National rumspringa each April, however. After every Masters (and, in fact, after every major), the 18th-green flagstick is also presented to the winners as a token of appreciation. Its movements are not followed with nearly the same gusto as its garment brethren's, but thanks to the celebrations of caddie Ted Scott following Sunday's Masters triumph, that could soon change.

Great stuff. You know about Francesco and Fleetwood, JT and JS, Baby Z and Lil’ Scottie, but Ted Scott and his Masters flagstick might be the new best bromance in golf. They’re mowing the lawn together. They’re riding mini-bikes. They’re enjoying a tranquil cup of morning joe and sharing the bathroom like fully functional roommates. Scott is even using the flag as a placemat at the dinner table. Suddenly eating poutine out of the Stanley Cup doesn’t seem so crazy, does it?

The best part of all this is that it’s not Scott’s first or even second fling with the Masters flagstick. He’s enjoyed its company on three separate occasions over the years, and he’s still cherishing each and every moment like it’s the first time. You love to see it. Bubba Watson on the other hand … maybe not so much.