Meet the caddie: Jon Yarbrough

Twitter Handle
@jylooper

Instagram Handle
@jylooper

How long have you caddied?
17 years

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

Childhood hometown…
Atlanta, Georgia

High school attended…
Newman Smith High School, class of 1991 in Carrolton, Texas

Did you play college golf?
Yes

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?
Charlotte, Phoenix

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

Favorite food? 
Mexican… could eat it every day

Favorite beverage?
Blue moon beer, Tito’s Vodka

Favorite restaurant?
Uncle Julio’s… Mexican restaurant in Dallas

Favorite bar?
Any place with a lot of televisions

Favorite sports team?
Dallas Cowboys, Alabama Crimson Tide

Favorite movie?
Tombstone, Rudy

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.

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