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.
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.