Meet the caddie: AJ Montecinos

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How long have you caddied?
8 years

Players I’ve caddied for…
Tim O’Neal, Y. E. Yang, Joseph Bramlett, and Kevin Streelman

Childhood hometown…
Chicago, IL

High school attended…
Canyon Springs Class of 1992

Did you play college golf?

Where did you play?
Jackson State University

What is your greatest golf memory?
Playing 9 holes for $5 a hole when I had only $5 in my pocket. I was 13 years old and walked away with my first $50 bill and gave him $5 for change because I beat him every hole.

Being part of history in college.

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Being part of history twice with Y.E. Yang in 2009 taking down Tiger Woods and with Kevin Streelman at Travelers in 2013 with finishing with 7 birdies in a row to win.

Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Fred Couples and Tiger Woods

Favorite city to visit?
Charleston, SC

Favorite course to caddie?
Augusta National

Favorite course to play?
Sonterra Golf Club

Professional interests outside of golf?
GiiC Clothing Line and Real Estate

Favorite food?

Favorite beverage?
3/4 water and 1/4 Bai Molokai Coconut

Favorite restaurant?
Boudros on the Riverwalk

Favorite sports team?
Chicago Bears

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Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Father, Walter Payton, Eddie Payton, My Pastor

Hobbies outside of golf?
I enjoy lawn work and detailing cars.

Any other information you would like for us to know that we may have not previously known?
Will be inducted into the Jackson State Sports Hall of Fame later this year in September.



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