Meet the caddie: Todd Montoya

Todd Montoya

Twitter Handle
@ToddCaddie

How long have you caddied?
Since 2001

Players I’ve caddied for…
Brian Stuard, Ryan Blaum, Charlie Wi, Ryuji Imada, Billy Mayfair, Scott Gutschewski, Doug LaBelle II, Tag Ridings, Nicholas Thompson, Kevin Durkin

Birthplace
Torrance, CA

Childhood hometown…
Belen, NM

High school attended…
Belen, class of 1984

College attended…
University of New Mexico, 1984-88

Did you play college golf?
No

What is your greatest golf memory?
Breaking par while playing with the head pro at Tierra del Sol CC in Belen, NM. He shot 74 and I shot 70.

What is your greatest memory as a caddie?
Caddying in all four majors. Winning twice on the Web.com Tour (2003-Midland, TX; 2006 – Springfield, MO).

What is the best part about being a caddie?
Traveling the country (world), and meeting all kinds of new people, all the while being part of the greatest game on earth at the highest level.

Favorite professional golfer growing up?
Jack Nicklaus

Favorite city to visit?
San Francisco

Favorite course to caddie? 
Augusta National

Favorite course to play?
The Course at Wente Vinyards

Favorite food? 
Lasagna

Favorite beverage?
Vitamin Water Zero

Favorite restaurant?
Pete’s Cafe in Belen, New Mexico

Favorite sports team?
Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings

Favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption

Who would be in your dream foursome?
Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Ben Hogan

Hobbies outside of golf?
Watching television, going to movies, playing golf, spending time with family.

What is your golf handicap? 
15

Do you have a nickname on Tour and what is the story behind how it was given to you?
Deep Dish: I worked at Pizza Hut and another small pizza restaurant for over 20 years before I started caddying.

Cheetoh: A former boss (Doug LaBelle II) started calling me that because he said I had an orange shirt that I wore several times per week that made me look like a big Cheetoh.

First Class: Many players call me first class as they often see me sitting in first class while traveling.

What is your favorite stop on Tour and why? 
Non Major: The Sony in Honolulu, HI, great place to start off the calendar year and I’ve had great success there over the years.

Major: Augusta National, it is one of the most special places in golf, so much tradition and golf excellence.

Where do you reside during off season? 
Belen, New Mexico

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