Caddie Stories: From Dubai to South America and, eventually, to the PGA Tour
We all know the path to the PGA Tour isn’t an easy one for the players.
But what about caddies?
As we learned in a recent interview with Jeff Johnson, sometimes landing a PGA Tour bag can take you all over the world.
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Prior to his career as a caddie, Johnson worked outside of golf in Dubai. When he had enough of life in the Middle East, he returned home to the U.S. and tried to find a job as a PGA Tour caddie in California. It was there that he received some great advice from veteran caddie Damian Lopez, who urged Johnson — if he had the time and the funds — to head to South America for a bag.
That’s what Johnson did. And, for the last eight years, he has been the right-hand man for PGA Tour player Tyrone van Aswegen of South Africa.
Here is Johnson’s story:
Cool story. I lived and played a lot of golf in Dubai. Cool connection to the pro tour.
Twenty plus years ago Jeff told me his dream was to be a caddie on tour. One day he up and made it happen. Truly inspirational.