One of the most famous caddies ever on Tour, Dave "Muzzy" Musgrove, has passed away.

Dave Musgrove Caddy Obituary
Dave Muzzy Musgrove caddied for some of the all time greats.

Dave caddied for Seve Ballesteros and Sandy Lyle when they won Majors, and is widely credited with coining the caddie mantra 'Show up, keep up and shut up.'

I'm sure there will be plenty of tributes from those more knowledgable than me but this is a great piece from top golf writer Dermot Gilleece who chatted to Musgrove about the favourite memory of his career; being there first hand (on Sandy Lyle's bag) to witness Jack Nicklaus first hand winning the 1986 Masters.

Given that he had been at Lyle's side for an Open triumph at Royal St George's in 1985 and again for his 1988 Masters win, I was more than a little surprised at the event which, for him, stood apart from all others.
Without prompting, he said: "My greatest thrill in golf came in the 1986 US Masters when I caddied for Sandy," he said. "We were in the two-ball with Jack Nicklaus on the final day."

Warming to the memory, Musgrove went on: "Jack was always great company on a golf course, but that occasion was very special, for obvious reasons. I remember him telling us how nervous his son Jackie [the Bear's caddie] was as we negotiated those famous, final nine holes. And I remember the extraordinary excitement from the crowd as Jack kept making birdies."
Musgrove concluded: "Most of all, I remember the way he carefully took each shot as it came. Not once, even as we neared the finish, did I hear him mention anything about winning."

Rest in Peace.

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