A spectacular nickname story and other caddie musings
Following the excitement of The Masters a couple weeks ago, many PGA Tour caddies needed a little break. Of course, one caddie in particular earned himself a week off after helping the G.O.A.T. land his fifth green jacket.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out TCN’s exclusive with Joe LaCava here:
🚨TCN EXCLUSIVE🚨 What has the aftermath of @TigerWoods‘ fifth victory at @TheMasters been like? @JohnstonGarrett tracked down none other than his caddie, Joe LaCava, to find out. https://t.co/KHNlFaPSYP
— The Caddie Network (@CaddieNetwork) April 19, 2019
While many headed to last week’s RBC Heritage to compete, others took the time to stop and smell the… um… roses!
Keith Mitchell’s caddie, Crunchy Pete Persolja, celebrated everyone’s favorite unofficial “holiday” on Saturday by posting these snaps on his Twitter account. Needless to say, Pete chose to get after it in what appeared to be tough weather conditions.
Today is 4/20 so I decided to get high……. on Brasstown Bald, highest point in the great state of Georgia! 4,784ft! Love me them North Georgia Mts🌲⛰ Glad I packed the beanie❄️⛄️ pic.twitter.com/1QWOMLExb7
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) April 21, 2019
In other news, there is no question that players these days seem to be getting younger and younger.
However, the same cannot be said for their bagmen… and that is probably a good thing. Experience runs deep with a veteran caddie, and as Brent Henley correctly pointed out over the weekend, that can be of the highest value for a player.
A weird thing is happening on the PGATOUR. The players are getting younger every year and the caddies are getting older every year. Just shows you how smart the players are for getting experienced guys to help them around the course.
— Brent Henley (@BRENTHENLEY) April 20, 2019
Finally this week, you know we love our caddie nicknames at TCN. Long-time caddie John Burke has worked with players like Davis Love III, Brad Faxon, Bill Haas and others, but has carried the nickname of “Cub” with him along the way. In this hilarious video, Burke explains the origin of the moniker.
Hey Cub – how’d you get your caddie nickname? pic.twitter.com/2LTQPMPz4Z
— The Caddie Network (@CaddieNetwork) April 18, 2019