Meet the caddie: John Wood
How long have you caddied?
Players I’ve caddied for…
Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Kevin Sutherland, Chris Riley and Mark Calcavecchia
Did you play college golf?
Where did you play?
What is your greatest golf memory?
Being a part of the 2008 Ryder Cup Team at Valhalla. My biggest dream in golf was to experience a winning Ryder Cup.
What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Same and this…
What is the best part about being a caddie?
Being in the hunt to win a golf tournament or team event.
Favorite sports teams?
San Francisco Giants
What are your hobbies/ passions outside of caddying?
Playing and listening to music, reading, camping/hiking and anything outdoors
Who is your inspirational role model?
Paul Westerberg, George “Buck” Weaver, Mark Twain
Alternate career choice and why?
Writer, I just love the written word in all forms. Novels, short stories, poetry, songs
What three players would fill out your dream foursome?
Ben Hogan, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods
What is your favorite stop on Tour and why?
The Masters. They do everything perfectly, they treat us better than any other event in the world, and caddying that course is such a great challenge.
What is your favorite restaurant on Tour and why?
Michael’s Taqueria, Pebble Beach, It’s a little hole in the wall in Pacific Grove, you wouldn’t even know it was there without word of mouth. It’s real, authentic, phenomenal Mexican food.