Meet the caddie: JJ Jakovac

How long have you caddied?
8 Years

Players I’ve caddied for…
Matt Bettencourt, Zack Miller, John Merrick, Pete Tomasulo, Ryan Moore

Childhood hometown…
Napa, CA

Did you play college golf?
Yes

Where did you play?
Cal State University Chico (2000-2004)

What is your greatest golf memory?
Won two NCAA DII individual championships

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Winning in Malaysia for two years in a row.

What is the best part about being a caddie?
Being part of the action when you have a chance to win on the back nine on Sunday. Great to feel those butterflies.

Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Payne Stewart

Favorite city to visit?
Napa

Favorite course to caddie? 
Augusta National

Favorite course to play?
Winged Foot

Favorite food? 
Sushi

Favorite beverage?
Beer

Favorite restaurant?
Sushi Bomb

Favorite bar?
UVA

Favorite sports team?
Warriors, Giants, Raiders

Favorite movie?
A River Runs Through It

Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Steph Curry, Ronald Regan, Hank Aaron

Hobbies outside of golf?
Fly fishing, mostly stream freshwater for trout or steelhead

What is your golf handicap? 
2

Alternate career choice and why? 
General contractor, because I have always enjoyed building things and I actually worked in construction for a while between playing and the start of my caddying career.

What has been the biggest highlight of your caddying career? 
2016 Ryder Cup

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
Memorial, love the golf course and I have close friends that I stay with that week. Always good to see them!

Where do you reside during off season? 
Las Vegas

What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know? 
Woodworking skills

Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on Tour? 
Rory Mcllroy 16 final round tour championship. He was 3 back and holed it from 160ish yards, gets in a playoff with us and ends up winning the whole thing.

COMMENTS

  1. I know your mom Bobbie, she is in my spin class at Synergy. She is a great lady. Keep up the good work. Alan and Leslie.

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