Caddie Geno Bonnalie enjoys a step up in major championship accommodations
If there’s one thing we’ve learned through the years, it’s that Geno Bonnalie — caddie for Joel Dahmen — is one of the funniest caddies on the PGA Tour… and also one of the most frugal.
Whether it was working his way through the ranks of the Korn Ferry Tour and living on rotisserie chicken and cheese tortillas every night, or making it onto the PGA Tour with childhood pal Dahmen, Bonnalie is all about saving a buck when he can.
Let’s flashback to last fall when the U.S. Open was in Mamaroneck, N.Y. at Winged Foot. It was there where Bonnalie went viral on social media with this post about his digs for the week, which were — in a word — horrifying. Like, it literally looked as if the last season of Dexter was shot there.
When your Airbnb cancels on you the day you arrive to the US Open: pic.twitter.com/1krlMq6r90
— Geno Bonnalie (@GenoBonnalie) September 15, 2020
Fast forward eight months later to this week’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.
In that time, Dahmen and Bonnalie earned their first PGA Tour win. That came in late March at the Corales Championship and — as you’d expect — Bonnalie was justifiably over the moon.
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But if you thought a nice big winner’s check for Dahmen and a sweet caddie cut for Bonnalie was going to change the man and make him splurge at a major, well, you’d be wrong.
What is quickly becoming a tradition we look forward to almost as much as the opening shot of a major, here’s the latest edition of Bonnalie’s “Caddie Cribs” from the 2021 PGA Championship:
Caddie Cribs 2021 PGA Championship Edition: pic.twitter.com/uutsXC0asp
— Geno Bonnalie (@GenoBonnalie) May 17, 2021
Never change, Geno.
And we just can’t get enough of these “Caddie Cribs” videos. Here’s another of our favorites from Aaron Flener, caddie for J.T. Poston, following their last-minute entry into the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black:
Golf fans: Tour players & caddies must get 5 ⭐️ treatment everywhere they go. @AaronFlener & @JT_ThePostman: Welcome to our #PGAChamp crib⬇️ pic.twitter.com/tJqkPOHpIP
— Caddie Network (@CaddieNetwork) May 16, 2019