12 Mar Remembering Jariah “Bubba” Beard
The Museum was saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend and one of Augusta’s most notable Black Caddies, Jariah “Bubba” Beard on March 3, 2023. Mr. Beard was a long-time supporter of the Museum, especially our Annual Golf Tournament. He was a 1959 graduate of Lucy Craft Laney High School. Born January 19, 1941, Mr. Beard caddied for Don January and Fuzzy Zoeller at the Masters. He carried his first bag at 12 years old and caddied at the Augusta National from 1957 to 1982, including 4 times at the Masters for golf legend Zoeller. He was the Champion Caddie in the 1979 Master’s win with Fuzzy Zoeller. Jariah “Bubba” Beard was a true legend and will be missed.