Meet the caddie: Ricky Romano
How long have you caddied?
Players I’ve caddied for…
Ben Crane, Jason Kokrak, Aaron Wise, Sung Kang, Charlie Beljan, Arjun Atwal and Nate Lashley
High school attended…
Murrieta Valley HA, Class of 2003
Did you play college golf?
Where did you play?
University of Houston (2003-2007)
What is your greatest golf memory?
My greatest golf memory would have to be my junior year of college when our team won a total of eight tournaments at the Division I level.
What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
My greatest caddie memory would be the first tournament I caddied on tour. Northern Trust Open (Riviera) in 2012, Charlie Beljan and I were in the final group on Saturday and Sunday and eventually ended up finishing T11. The electricity and excitement that I felt from the crowd is indescribable.
What is the best part about being a caddie?
Traveling to the best golf courses in the world and competing against the best golfers in the world. Makes it very rewarding when you have a good finish.
Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Favorite city to visit?
Favorite course to caddie?
Favorite course to play?
Professional interests outside of golf?
I’d like to own a taco truck one day… HAHA
Buffalo Wild Wings
Favorite sports team?
Houston Astros, Denver Broncos, Manchester United
Who would be in your dream golf foursome, as a player?
Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus (in his prime) and Seve (in his prime)
Hobbies outside of golf?
Bass Fishing is my passion along with golf. My biggest bass to date is almost 12 pounds. The biggest fish I’ve ever caught was a 564 lb. Thresher Shark. It’s still the Oceanside Harbor Record to this day. I also enjoy surfing and following the World Surf League. Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning are my favorite surfers.
Any other information you would like for us to know that we may have not previously known?
I’ve played the game of golf since I was 3 years old. I’ve played at every level including six years professionally. I currently carry a +3 handicap. I feel the strongest part of myself as a caddie is reading greens, decision-making and course management.