Every golfer has his own traditions at Augusta National during Masters week, but Tom Watson might have the most touching — not to mention tastiest — of them all.
As Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star notes, it was 10 years ago this week that Watson's longtime caddy Bruce Edwards died at age 49 because of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease. Watson was in the champions locker room getting ready for the 2004 Masters when he learned the sad news.
Watson would later say that he felt like Edwards was with him during that round of 76 on April 8, 2004 — a loop he made with Edwards' old yardage book in his pocket.
Touched by that presence, Watson paid tribute to Edwards that day with a gesture that he has often repeated in Amen Corner.
“Bruce always ate an egg salad on the 13th tee,” said Neil Oxman, Watson’s current caddy and a long-time friend of Bruce. “So Tom left an egg-salad sandwich on the 13th.”
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