Meet the caddie: Jon Yarbrough
How long have you caddied?
Players I’ve caddied for…
Scott Stallings, Kelly Robbins, Laura Diaz, Suzanne Pettersen, Morgan Pressel, Kris Cox, DJ Brigman, John Mallinger, Bill Haas, Gary Woodland and Smylie Kaufman
High school attended…
Newman Smith High School, class of 1991 in Carrolton, Texas
Did you play college golf?
Where did you play?
University of North Texas
What is your greatest golf memory?
Last round of golf ever played with my dad.
What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Winning first tournament, paired with Jim Furyk when he shot 59.
What is the best part about being a caddie?
Being as close to the action as I can get without playing the game I love.
Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Fred Couples, John Huston
Favorite city to visit?
Favorite course to caddie?
Augusta, for obvious reasons. Also like Hartford, Charlotte and Colonial.
Favorite course to play?
Had a chance to play Diamond Creek up in the mountains of North Carolina and by far one of the best golf experiences I’ve ever had.
Professional interests outside of golf?
Baseball and Dallas Cowboys
Mexican… could eat it every day
Blue moon beer, Tito’s Vodka
Uncle Julio’s… Mexican restaurant in Dallas
Any place with a lot of televisions
Favorite sports team?
Dallas Cowboys, Alabama Crimson Tide
Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
My dad, me, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan
Hobbies outside of golf?
Baseball, my son is heavily involved in travel baseball, so I have become a big fan. I also enjoy cooking since I eat out so much on the road, so it is nice to cook and try different things when I am home.
Do you have any side businesses that you own or operate?
Part owner of kingmade beef jerky
Who is your inspirational role model?
Nick Saban, most recently David Goggins
Alternate career choice…
College golf coach
What is your favorite stop on Tour and why?
Colonial… close to home and treated better than anywhere on tour and course is awesome.
What is your favorite restaurant on Tour?
Chipotle, greens and grill at Bay Hill
Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on Tour?
Any shot Tiger Woods hits when you are in the same group.
Enjoyed this article Jon. Most of the guys in my family play golf. My mother and your grandmother, Coleen, we’re sisters. My mother was Kate Upton.
Jon, my eyes flooded w/ tears as I saw your comments about your dad. Gary was such a great guy. I have many found memories of playing golf w/ you, and your dad at Brookhaven. I was so appreciate when your dad came out to walk with Brandon with he played in the AJGA event in Scottsdale. I live @ Colonial in FW. Goodness, we’d all love to CU!
Take care of Scott. I grew up with his daddy and whole family. He had a great grandmother Ms Pearl she was a angel.
Jon- your dad was one of greatest people I have ever met. Loved playing golf with him too!!