Players were not allowed to bring their own caddie.
When it changed this policy, the Masters Tournament Committee still required all visiting caddies to wear the traditional uniform of the club’s own caddies.
When did the Masters allow personal caddies?
The club long required all caddies to be black and barred black golfers from the Masters Tournament until Lee Elder participated in 1975.
How much do caddies make at the Masters?
Regular PGA Tour caddies earn between 5 and 10 percent of their player’s winnings each week, with the rate rising according to the order of finish. That means under normal circumstances, Kuchar’s caddie could have earned $130,000.
Why do Masters caddies have numbers?
For the Masters, the pro golfer’s name is emblazoned is across their backs, and all are numbered. The number “1” is given to the defending champion’s caddie, and the other golfers get their caddie numbers from the order in which they register for the tournament.
Do golfers get paid if they miss the cut?
At all four majors, players who miss the cut get paid: At the Masters, the players who miss the 36-hole cut are paid. In 2017, every professional who missed the cut was paid $10,000. At the British Open Championship, the players who miss the 36-hole cut are also paid, but they’re paid on a sliding scale.