Every Wednesday of Players Championship week, the caddies get to take their crack at the famous par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.
This year’s winner of the annual Caddie Competition, which benefits the Bruce Edwards Foundation (Edwards was the longtime caddie of Tom Watson, who died in 2004 after a battle with ALS), was Danny Sahl, caddie for Vijay Singh.
Sahl hit an incredible shot to 4 feet, 3 inches.
Jose Campra (Scott Piercy) and Michael Greller (Jordan Spieth) tied for second with shots hit to 8 feet, 10 inches. Tim Tucker (Bryson DeChambeau) finished fourth with a shot that settled 9 feet, 2 inches from the hole, while James Edmondson (Ryan Palmer) finished fifth with a shot that came to rest 9 feet, 5 inches from the hole.
Those five caddies were the only ones who came within 10 feet of the cup.
In total, 82 caddies hit a tee shot on 17… 31 one of those ended up in the water.
Here’s a look at the complete top 10:
And here’s a collection of tweets from Wednesday:
— The Caddie Network (@CaddieNetwork) March 14, 2019
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) March 13, 2019
Today at The Players Championship there is a caddie challenge — closest-to-the-pin on 17 with a pretty solid prize – and Corey Conners’ caddie isn’t screwing around: went to the driving range last night and is bringing his own club.
— Adam Stanley (@adam_stanley) March 13, 2019
— Bernie & Dahlby Talking Golf (@OutofBounds1580) March 13, 2019
— Jeff Barrett (@jbarrett_stl) March 13, 2019
TPC 17 – 1
Ted Scott – 0
🏌🏻 💧😢 pic.twitter.com/J95sQVALw7
— ted scott (@jtedscott) March 13, 2019
What caddie will add his name to this year’s Players Caddie Competition?! Winning caddie receives all the cash in the box (player donations) a commemorative pin but MOST importantly… winner gets the best parking spot on sight! https://t.co/we6JYDwLRj pic.twitter.com/sNt2ErkQ05
— Michael Collins (@ESPNCaddie) March 13, 2019
Hit it in my bathtub on 17 today then quickly changed clothes and gave myself advice from the gallery. pic.twitter.com/kxQYcYdkec
— Crunchy Pete (@CrunchManPete) March 13, 2019
— The Caddie Network (@CaddieNetwork) March 13, 2019
— Wilson Golf (@WilsonGolf) March 13, 2019
— Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) March 13, 2019
— Bob Weeks (@BobWeeksTSN) March 13, 2019
Hit it to 22 feet in The Caddy Closet To Hole Contest. So disappointed! I already had that money spent. I missed the lake anyway. Maxing out that @nikegolf shirt ! High on the toe ! pic.twitter.com/hP9jP9FOXH
— Kip Henley PGA loopr (@KipHenley) March 13, 2019
Ho-hum.. another year, another green hit on this 17th hole. Hit it to 12 feet & tapped in for birdie (that’s a 2) in front of @stewartcink , @zjohnsonpga and used @ryanmoorepga pitching wedge. #thanks pic.twitter.com/82VdiqXljA
— Taylor Ford (@_TFORD) March 14, 2019