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FAQ: Do PGA Tour golfers talk to each other during rounds?

Players chatting during a round on the PGA Tour is quite common. Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Through our readers and social media followers here at The Caddie Network, we often receive questions related to the caddie profession. We’ve collected the most frequently asked questions from our readers and followers and tasked actual PGA Tour caddies to serve up the answers based on their experiences. Here are the answers — from PGA Tour caddies — to the questions we most often receive from you.

Out on the PGA Tour, it’s not uncommon to see players chatting one another up over the course of a round. There are also legendary stories of Tiger Woods not talking to anyone but his caddie when the stakes are particularly high.

What’s the balance between being chatty and giving the cold shoulder?

When a reader asked us if PGA Tour players talk to each other during rounds, we turned to Eric Meller, longtime caddie for Jerry Kelly on both the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions for the answer.

Do PGA Tour golfers talk to each other during rounds?

Most players have a bit of a chat with their playing partners during a round. If they are buddies, they may talk a lot, it just depends on the pairings.

I work primarily on the PGA Tour Champions now. I feel like guys on our Tour talk a fair amount to each other during rounds.

Most have known each other for decades. Our Tour is smaller, with fewer players in the average field. I believe this is what leads to the strong camaraderie I see amongst our players and caddies alike.

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