Caddie Picks: How they fared at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the Barracuda Championship

Justin Thomas, Jimmy Johnson
Justin Thomas and caddie Jimmy Johnson won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. This week, they will attempt to successfully defend in the PGA Championship at Bellerive. Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Year-to-date top-10 finishes (beginning at John Deere Classic and through the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the Barracuda Championship):

1st: 3
2nd: 4
3rd: 2
5th: 1
6th: 6
7th: 2
8th: 1
9th: 2
10th: 1

Here’s a look at how all their picks have made out this season (WD = Withdrawal; MC = Missed Cut; DNS = Did Not Start; MDF = Made Cut, Did Not Finish):

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Results:

Our caddies didn’t pick the winner at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this week, but they were stellar nonetheless, identifying four top-10 finishes.

Justin Thomas ultimately won at Firestone, a huge win as he heads to St. Louis this week for the defense of his PGA Championship victory a year ago. Dustin Johnson, a player all three of our caddies picked to win this past week, tied for third thanks to a 64 in the final round.

Rory McIlroy and Anirban Lahiri tied for sixth — two more of our caddie picks — while Tony Finau tied for 10th.

Caddie 1

  1. Dustin Johnson, T3
  2. Francesco Molinari, T39
  3. Rory McIlroy, T6
  4. Tiger Woods, T31
  5. Xander Shauffele, 68

Caddie 2

  1. Tony Finau, T10
  2. Dustin Johnson, T3
  3. Luke List, T24
  4. Rory McIlroy, T6
  5. Anirban Lahiri, T6

Caddie 3

  1. Tiger Woods, T31
  2. Dustin Johnson, T3
  3. Tommy Fleetwood, T14
  4. Justin Rose, WD
  5. Gary Woodland, T17

Barracuda Championship Results:

For the third time in as many weeks, one of our caddies picked a winner… this time, it’s Andrew Putnam, who snagged his first career PGA Tour win at the Barracuda Championship in Reno on Sunday.

Other caddie picks finishing inside the top 10 were J.J. Spaun (T3), Chris Stroud (T7) and Brandon Harkins (T9).

Caddie 1

  1. Tom Lovelady, T50
  2. Ryan Blaum, WD
  3. Joel Dahmen, T54
  4. Abraham Ancer, DNS
  5. J.J. Spaun, T3

Caddie 2

  1. Scott Stallings, 22
  2. Robert Garrigus, MC
  3. Patrick Rodgers, T37
  4. Ryan Palmer, T26
  5. Chris Stroud, T7

Caddie 3

  1. Shane Lowry, T15
  2. Andrew Putnam, Won
  3. Brandon Harkins, T9
  4. Hunter Mahan, T23
  5. Kevin Streelman, MC

RBC Canadian Open Results:

For the second week in a row, one of our caddies picked the winner of the tournament. This time around, it was Dustin Johnson finishing two shots clear of Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An. But that’s not all. Our caddies also identified two other top-10 finishers — Tommy Fleetwood (T6) and Joel Dahmen (T8).

Caddie 1

  1. Joaquin Niemann, T37
  2. Tony Finau, T37
  3. Jhonattan Vegas, T29
  4. Chez Reavie, MC
  5. Tommy Fleetwood, T6

Caddie 2

  1. Dustin Johnson, Win
  2. Matt Kuchar, MC
  3. J.B. Holmes, T61
  4. Chad Campbell, T37
  5. Jhonattan Vegas, T29

Caddie 3

  1. Joel Dahmen, T8
  2. Ben Silverman, T71
  3. Nick Taylor, T71
  4. Corey Conners, MC
  5. J.T. Poston, MC

Open Championship Results

It was an impressive week for our caddies at the Open Championship. Along with picking the newest major champion – Francesco Molinari – our caddies also identified Rory McIlroy and Xander Shauffele, who tied for second, as well as Tiger Woods, who tied for sixth.

Caddie 1

  1. Dustin Johnson, MC
  2. Tiger Woods, T6
  3. Rickie Fowler, T28
  4. Rory McIlroy, T2
  5. Tommy Fleetwood, T12

Caddie 2

  1. Austin Cook, T28
  2. Xander Shauffele, T2
  3. Jordan Spieth, T9
  4. Francesco Molinari, Winner
  5. Rory McIlroy, T2

Caddie 3

  1. Dustin Johnson, MC
  2. Kevin Na, T51
  3. Jon Rahm, MC
  4. Rory McIlroy, T2
  5. Brooks Koepka, T39

Barbasol Championship Results:

Over in Kentucky at the Barbasol Championship – which ran into Monday due to weather – our caddies had Billy Horschel (T2), Tom Lovelady (T2), J.T. Poston (fifth) and Brian Gay (sixth) among their picks for the week.

Caddie 1

  1. Billy Horschel, T2
  2. Joel Dahmen, T15
  3. Tom Lovelady, T2
  4. Brian Gay, 6
  5. Josh Teater, T40

Caddie 2

  1. Billy Horschel, T2
  2. Joel Dahmen, T15
  3. Whee Kim, T66
  4. Andres Romero, T21
  5. Chris Kirk, T40

Caddie 3

  1. Joel Dahmen, T15
  2. J.T. Poston, 5
  3. Tyler Duncan, T49
  4. Johnson Wagner, T31
  5. Seamus Power, T34

John Deere Classic Results:

At the John Deere Classic, it was a mixed bag for our caddies, as four of their picks missed the cut, one withdrew and five of their collective picks finished inside the top 20.

Harold Varner III was the best of the bunch with his sixth-place showing. Kevin Streelman was next best. He fired a final-round 65 to tie for seventh.

Caddie 1

  1. Zach Johnson, T16
  2. Steve Stricker, T43
  3. Bryson DeChambeau, WD
  4. Joaquin Niemann, T23
  5. Brian Gay, MC

Caddie 2

  1. Kyle Stanley, MC
  2. Harold Varner III, 6th
  3. Steve Stricker, T43
  4. Bryson DeChambeau, WD
  5. Zach Johnson, T16

Caddie 3

  1. Chez Reavie, MC
  2. Bryson DeChambeau, WD
  3. Zach Johnson, T16
  4. Kevin Streelman, T7
  5. Robert Streb, MC

NEXT WEEK: PGA Championship

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