Caddies fish, enjoy Maui, take in parking lot badminton and more
After a brief, two-week offseason, the PGA Tour is back in full swing with the 2019-20 season.
The season kicked off last Thursday in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and an impressive victory by 20-year-old Joaquin Niemann.
Throughout the week – as is always the case (lucky us!) – caddies around the world were active on social media. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite posts…
Let’s get it started with Ted Scott, longtime caddie for Bubba Watson. Scott captured a special moment last Wednesday at The Greenbrier – the somber 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – with a live performance of “God Bless America.”
Later in the week, Scott enjoyed some fishing at The Greenbrier with his boss, who owns a home there.
Speaking of Watson, defending Greenbrier caddie champion Kenny Harms (Kevin Na), snapped a quick photo of Watson’s custom, Oakley pick-up truck. Safe to say you can’t just stroll down to the dealership to get one of those for yourself.
The Greenbrier is an incredibly patriotic place – no surprise that, having opened in 1778, it’s regarded as “America’s Resort.”
This woman who played in the Wednesday pro-am took her patriotism to a new level with this snazzy outfit. Harms snuck in a video on the range.
There’s always fun stuff to do at The Greenbrier, whether it’s golf, outdoor adventures, gambling in the casino, or even taking in some live music like Harms did.
Caddie Aaron Flener (J.T. Poston) had the perfect answer – and video to back it up – to a question posed on Twitter that asked: What’s the best compliment a celebrity has ever given you?
Jim Nantz said my nickname AND my real name on national television a little over a month ago. https://t.co/tBgzfomj9b pic.twitter.com/CLmzVcZZ7p
— Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) September 10, 2019
Now that’s cool.
Caddie Geno Bonnalie (Joel Dahmen) witnessed a strange, but cool, occurrence while dining in a parking lot in Roanoke as he awaited the arrival of Dahmen so the two could head to Greenbrier.
We’ll let Geno take it from here…
Current happenings in Roanoke. Chick-Fil-A employees are awesome. pic.twitter.com/VKlBcZ5PcV
— Geno Bonnalie (@GenoBonnalie) September 11, 2019
Not everybody was back to work last week. Tim Mickelson, caddie for brother Phil, enjoyed some R&R in impossibly beautiful Maui and had a photo to prove it.
Lastly, shout-out to Riggs from Barstool Sports and the popular ForePlay podcast.
Riggs made the trek to Canada and Cabot Links Golf Resort, where over the last couple of years, he’s formed a great friendship with his caddie there and showed some love on Instagram.