Meet the caddie: Damian Lopez


Twitter Handle
@drlopez73

Instagram Handle
drlopez73

How long have you caddied?
This is 18 seasons

Players I’ve caddied for…
J.J. Henry, Notah Begay III, Chez Reavie, Aaron Watkins, Pat Lee, Vance Veazey, Bob Heintz, Rich Barcelo, Blaine McCallister, Stuart Appleby

Childhood hometown…
Midland, TX

Did you play college golf?
No

College attended
Midland College

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?
Tom Watson

Favorite city to visit?
Charlotte, NC

Favorite course to caddie?
Colonial Country Club

Favorite course to play?
Spyglass Hill

Favorite food?
Mexican

Favorite beverage?
Beer

Favorite restaurant?
Rosa’s Cafe

Favorite bar?
Beer Garden

Favorite sports team?
Dallas Cowboys

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Dad, brother, Trevino

Hobbies outside of golf?
BMX, Volkswagen

What is your golf handicap? 
15

Who is your inspirational role model? 
My Dad

Alternate career choice and why? 
Antique picker, the hunt for something old and salvageable is thrilling

Nickname… 
D’Lo

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? 
Midland, TX

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.

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