FAQ: What’s one thing people absolutely must understand before pursuing a career as a professional tour caddie?

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

Click over to the broadcast of a PGA Tour event while you’re lounging on the couch any given weekend and you might think that being a caddie is a pretty glamorous gig. They’re outside all the time, they’re on the golf course, they’re high-fiving after great shots… but that isn’t the case for MOST caddies each week. You’re likely only seeing the guys who are in the hunt on your television screen. Here’s one thing people absolutely must understand before pursuing a career as a professional tour caddie.

What’s one thing people absolutely must understand before pursuing a career as a professional tour caddie?

People who watch golf on TV only see the winning caddies, or caddies in contention. It’s often all smiles and high-fives. Remember, there’s 70+ caddies who missed the cut, or finished at the bottom. Be prepared to tough it out. It can be hard, and lonely, and grueling.

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