Caddie Confidential: Which event on the PGA Tour is the most underrated and why?

Is the Travelers Championship the most underrated tournament on the PGA Tour? Many of the caddies we polled believe it is. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the 11th installment of our “Caddie Confidential” series, with monthly, inside-the-ropes perspective from dozens of Tour caddies on rotating golf topics. Up this month: we take a look at the highlights and lowlights of a PGA Tour season from caddies, covering most overrated and underrated tournaments, as well as the best and worst destinations.

Not every week is a major championship on the PGA Tour.

But that certainly doesn’t mean that the courses and hospitality for caddies aren’t spectacular.

With that thinking in mind, we polled nearly four dozen PGA Tour caddies to find out which tournaments they believe to be the most underrated on the PGA Tour, promising them anonymity in an effort to get their most honest answers.

“John Deere,” one caddie told us. “It is a great venue for fans and they do a terrific job taking care of players and caddies.”

“The Travelers,” another said. “Fun, challenging course and caddie treatment is the tops!”

Which event on the PGA Tour is the most underrated and why?

Check out this selection of responses from caddies:

Players Championship — best field in golf!

St. Jude because people think Memphis couldn’t host such a tournament, but it is one of the most difficult venues on tour.

No of them.

The Honda, Heritage and Sanderson Farms. Great golf courses!

Sanderson Farm, Jackson Mississippi. They take great care of us and have the best greens on tour.

Greensboro. So many moving parts to rankings at the end!

The Players. It’s the best tournament with the strongest field and the best ball striker almost always wins.

John Deere. It is a great venue for fans and they do a terrific job taking care of players and caddies.

The Players. No one wants to make it as big as a major, but it is the best field on a great course.

Pebble Beach. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to meet and hang out with the most influential people in the world.

I don’t think any of them are underrated.

Barracuda, because of the work caddies do with the math involved.

The Travelers in Hartford. Great fans, great food. The course is fun and the tournament has great energy. Could argue it’s the best closing four holes in golf.

Hilton Head. Great course and the island has a buzz about it that week.

The Players… by far. No contest. Best field in golf, making it the hardest to win. In my opinion, just that fact alone should rate it higher than a major win!

Pebble Beach – Arguably the most beautiful place we go to all year and guys don’t like to play it because it’s a Pro-Am and the weather can be hit or miss that time of year.

The Travelers. Fun, challenging course and caddie treatment is the tops!

I think Travelers Championship. It’s thought of as a good event, but I think it’s great. I really enjoy the course, and the hospitality and fans are awesome.

Jackson, Mississippi. Excellent golf course.

Travelers Championship. Fun and well-designed golf course

Barracuda is most underrated, because the toughness of playing at altitude during different times of the day is hard. Also, the area (Tahoe and Reno) is beautiful and a great destination.

Interested in more from our November 2021 installment of Caddie Confidential? Be sure to check out the destinations caddies on Tour dread the most, which ones they love the most and which tournaments are the most overrated and overhyped.

You can view all the results from our entire Caddie Confidential by clicking here.

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