Lexi’s longtime caddie Benji Thompson moves to PGA Tour for full-time job with Kevin Chappell

Benji Thompson, longtime caddie for Lexi Thompson (no relation), has moved to the PGA Tour for a full-time job with Kevin Chappell. Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

You may have noticed today at the ANA Inspiration that Lexi Thompson has someone other than longtime caddie Benji Thompson caddying (no relation).

Lexi Thompson has John Killeen, a long-time caddie who has looped for Patty Sheehan, Meg Mallon, Ayako Okamoto and Cristie Kerr, on the bag at the ANA, where she opened with a 2-under 70.

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Benji Thompson, meanwhile, is in Napa this week caddying for Kevin Chappell in the PGA Tour’s 2020-21 season-opening Safeway Open.

The Caddie Network reached Benji Thompson via text. He told us that Chappell reached out to him two weeks ago for a full-time job on the PGA Tour and he accepted.

Chappell, meanwhile, opened the Safeway Open with a 3-under 69.

Benji Thompson previously caddied on the PGA Tour for the likes of Ben Martin and Casey Wittenberg.

 

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