Jordan Spieth’s playing partner on Sunday in the Masters was Smylie Kaufman, who entered the final round one shot off the lead. That meant a fair amount of TV time early in Sunday’s broadcast. And if you looked carefully, you might have spotted Kaufman’s caddie, Aaron Alpern of Buffalo.
Alpern even wore a Buffalo Sabres T-shirt under his white caddie uniform. Alpern is a 1996 graduate of Nichols School who grew up playing at Cherry Hill Club in Fort Erie, Ont. He previously caddied on tour for Jason Kokrak before switching over to Kaufman, a PGA Tour rookie.
Kaufman, a Georgia native who played golf at Louisiana State University, shot a final-round 81 and went from second place to a tie for 29th.