Jackson (sore ribs) won't caddie for Crenshaw in Rd. 1

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Ben Crenshaw and Carl Jackson during the 2015 Par 3 Contest. (Getty)

Updated 2:19 p.m. ET

Ben Crenshaw is making his 44th and final appearance at the Masters, but on Thursday he won’t have his longtime caddie on the bag.

Carl Jackson and Crenshaw have worked together for 38 years and teamed up for two Masters titles, in 1984 and ’95. But after looping for Crenshaw during Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest, Jackson called Crenshaw on Thursday morning and said that he had swollen ribs and couldn’t caddie in the opening round, according to Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis.

Jackson told Crenshaw, according to Lewis: “Ben, I can’t go. I don’t feel good.”

Lewis reported that Jackson’s brother, Bud, will take his place on the bag. It is not yet known whether Jackson will be well enough to caddie on Friday.

Crenshaw, 63, teed off at 10:08 a.m. ET alongside Jason Dufner and Bill Haas.