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: