Meet the caddie: Paul Tesori

Twitter Handle
@paultesori

How long have you caddied?
15 years

Players I’ve caddied for…
Vijay Singh, Jerry Kelly, Sean O’Hair and Webb Simpson

Childhood hometown…
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

High School attended…
St. Augustine High, Class of 1990

Did you play college golf?
Yes

Where did you play?
Central Alabama CC (1990-92), University of Florida (1992-95)

What is your golf handicap? 
+2

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?
Peter Jacobsen

Favorite city to visit?
Charlotte, NC

Favorite course to caddie? 
TPC Sawgrass

Favorite course to play?
Augusta National

Professional interests outside of golf?
NBA, NFL

Favorite food? 
Pancakes

Favorite beverage?
Diet Mountain Dew

Favorite restaurant?
Outback

Favorite bar?
Any with Golden Tee

Favorite sports team?
GATORS!!! Jaguars, Braves

Favorite movie?
Gladiator

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? 
Go Gators!

Do you have any side businesses you own or operate?
Tesorifamilyfoundation.org

Are you involved in a charity/foundation? 
The Tesori Family Foundation

Who is your inspirational role model? 
Billy Graham

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.

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