Sergio’s caddie avoids an outburst and Phil’s tribute to his brother
As golf’s schedule moved from our brethren’s Open across the pond to our friendly neighbor’s up north, caddies around the world adjusted to the reality that the golf season — gasp! — is already three-quarters of the way over. Maybe that’s why everybody seemed a bit more cheery than usual last week. Or perhaps it was just that signature Canadian politeness rubbing off on people.
Here’s what we mean…
Caddie First, MLB Commissioner Second
The good feelings starting with, of all people, former Major League Baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth. He was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame late last week and used the opportunity to praise the profession’s junior ranks…
“There’s no better job for a young person than caddying. You get to meet successful people … and you learn a game you can play the rest of your life. I recommend caddying to any young person who has the opportunity.”
– Peter Ueberroth, Caddie Hall of Fame ’18 pic.twitter.com/gnbqkh1qx9
— WGAESF (@WGAESF) July 30, 2018
It’s a glowing recommendation, and it’s hard not to see the truth in it. It only takes a few seconds of digging to discover that so many successful people caddied at some point in his youth.
Speaking of heartfelt compliments, take a look at Phil Mickelson talking about his brother-turned-caddie, Tim. In a video for KPMG, he spoke glowingly about his brother’s skills, calling him a “phenomenal” reader of greens and “phenomenal” puller of clubs. And apart from all that, Phil said that he even “likes” being around him.
The Mickelson Brothers have had quite the season together thus far.
“Our energy on the golf course is exciting and fun, and we just have a good time together.” – Lefty on having his brother Tim as his Caddie. pic.twitter.com/seQ4TzE0gZ
— KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) July 24, 2018
Don’t Call it a Comeback
Fanny Sunesson, one of the greatest caddies of all time, took up the bag once again for Adam Scott at the British Open en route to a T-17 finish. Scott left the door open for her to stay on the bag more regularly — “it would be up to her,” he said — and now, Fanny seems to be flirting with the idea herself…
I am grateful that Adam asked me to caddie @TheOpen 🙂 I loved the week! I had not caddied for almost 7 years and it was fantastic to caddie again! Thank you everyone for all the support! pic.twitter.com/wMx6qyywHz
— Fanny Sunesson (@Fannycaddie) July 24, 2018
Stay Safe, Caddies
And finally, let’s send some thoughts and prayers for Sergio Garcia’s caddie, Mark Chaney. After chipping his ball a grand total of 2 feet from the greenside, Sergio slammed his club against his bag so hard that his caddie flinched pretty hard. Potential disaster avoided. Who knew caddying was so dangerous?