Meet the caddie: JJ Jakovac
How long have you caddied?
Players I’ve caddied for…
Matt Bettencourt, Zack Miller, John Merrick, Pete Tomasulo, Ryan Moore
Did you play college golf?
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?
Favorite city to visit?
Favorite course to caddie?
Favorite course to play?
Favorite sports team?
Warriors, Giants, Raiders
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?
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?
What is one thing about you that most people would be surprised to know?
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.