FAQ: What do caddies do when their player misses the cut? Are they allowed to hang around?

PGA Tour caddies answer the most frequently asked questions from our Caddie Network readers and followers. Credit: Bill Streicher-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.

The PGA Tour travels to a lot of cool places. Players and caddies alike enjoy taking in the local culture when their schedules allow for it. But what do caddies do when their player misses the cut? Does that mean they get a weekend of sightseeing in the town they’re in?

What do caddies do when their player misses the cut? Are they allowed to hang around?

It all depends on what one’s player wants to do. Some players will stay and practice and will require their caddie to stay and help. Others will head home, especially if they have the next week off. If I have friends or family in that city we are playing in, I will stay until my original flight is scheduled to leave.

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