Meet the caddie: Damian Lopez
How long have you caddied?
This is 18 seasons
Players I’ve caddied for…
Michael Thompson, J.J. Henry, Notah Begay III, Chez Reavie, Aaron Watkins, Pat Lee, Vance Veazey, Bob Heintz, Rich Barcelo, Blaine McCallister, Stuart Appleby
Did you play college golf?
What is your greatest golf memory?
Sharing hamburger with Tom Watson at Olympic Club during practice round during my first U.S. Open.
What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Finishing in a tie for first place at the Travelers Championship.
What is the best part about being a caddie?
The best in my opinion is experiencing the excitement of pro sport at the highest level of competition! Traveling and competing is an awesome experience.
Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Favorite city to visit?
Favorite course to caddie?
Colonial Country Club
Favorite course to play?
Favorite sports team?
Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Dad, brother, Trevino
Hobbies outside of golf?
What is your golf handicap?
Who is your inspirational role model?
Alternate career choice and why?
Antique picker, the hunt for something old and salvageable is thrilling
What has been the biggest highlight of your caddying career?
Giving back to St. Jude and Greller foundations through APTC
What is your favorite restaurant on Tour?
Being an amateur foodie, too many to list
Where do you reside during off season?
What is one thing about you most people would be surprised to know?
Eagle Boy Scout
Greatest golf shot you personally witnessed on Tour?
Notah Begay, 3 hit a shot out of the woods that he called, Hilton Head, 11, told me, Tiger taught him the shot, it flew out pretty straight for 100 yards then made a left turn toward the green it ran up to five feet. Amazing that is beelined for the flag almost on command. I’ve seen Tiger do this recently.
Congratulations on a great tournament for you and Michael! Well done!