Meet the caddie: Paul Tesori
How long have you caddied?
Players I’ve caddied for…
Vijay Singh, Jerry Kelly, Sean O’Hair and Webb Simpson
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
High School attended…
St. Augustine High, Class of 1990
Did you play college golf?
Where did you play?
Central Alabama CC (1990-92), University of Florida (1992-95)
What is your golf handicap?
What is your greatest golf memory?
Qualifying for the PGA Tour in my 1st attempt in 1996.
What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Winning the 2012 U.S. Open.
What is the best part about being a caddie?
Being a part of the game at the highest level that my grandfather and dad brought me up in.
Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Favorite city to visit?
Favorite course to caddie?
Favorite course to play?
Professional interests outside of golf?
Diet Mountain Dew
Any with Golden Tee
Favorite sports team?
GATORS!!! Jaguars, Braves
Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Dad, Webber and Billy Graham
Hobbies outside of golf?
Studying the Bible, fishing, Golden Tee, fatherhood
Any other information you would like for us to know that we may have not previously known?
Do you have any side businesses you own or operate?
Are you involved in a charity/foundation?
The Tesori Family Foundation
Who is your inspirational role model?
Alternate career choice and why?
Meteorologist, love the mystery of predicting the weather.
Do you have a nickname and what is the story behind it?
Soki. Given in college by UF coach Buddy Alexander after my name was misspelled for the national championships in 1994.
What is your favorite stop on Tour and why?
Charlotte, they treat us well and parking and hotels are close.
What is your favorite restaurant on Tour and why?
Chipotle, it’s organic, affordable and fast.
Where do you reside during the offseason?
Ponte Vedra, Florida
Greatest golf shot you have personally witnessed on Tour?
Tiger Woods #7 at Cog Hill.