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The Caddie Network commissioned a survey amongst 72 professional Tour caddies about the 2019 season.

Here are the results…

Did the USGA make an improvement to the game of golf with their updated rules for 2019?

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  • 47.2% Yes
  • 52.8% No 

Do you approve of the USGA’s new rule requiring a drop from knee height?

Brooks Koepka takes a drop outside the 12th hole during the third round of The Honda Classic at PGA National (Champion). Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
  • 52.8% Yes
  • 47.2% No 

Do you approve of the the USGA’s new 2019 rule allowing for golfers to putt with the pin flag still in the hole?

Bryson DeChambeau putts with the flag stick in on the 16th hole during the third round of the Sony Open. Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
  • 58.3% Yes 
  • 41.7% No 

“Pin in” or “Pin out?”

  • 62.5% Out 
  • 37.5% In

Will Tiger Woods win a major in 2019?

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  • 61.1% No 
  • 38.9% Yes 

Which player will end the season as the world’s No.1-ranked golfer?

  • 1. 43.1% Justin Rose 
  • 2. 19.4% Dustin Johnson 
  • 3. 9.72% Brooks Koepka 
  • T4. 5.56% each Bryson DeChambeau & Jon Rahm

Name one player – not named Tiger, Rory, Justin (Rose or Thomas), Brooks or Dustin – who you think will have a big 2019.

  • T1. 13.9% each Byson DeChambeau & Xander Schauffele 
  • 3. 9.72% Rickie Fowler 
  • 4. 6.94% each Gary Woodland & Jon Rahm

Who will win the 2019 FedExCup?

Justin Rose reacts with his caddie Mark Fulcher after winning the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
  • 1. 15.3% Dustin Johnson 
  • 2. 13.9% Bryson DeChambeau 
  • 3. 11.1% Justin Rose 
  • T4. 8.33% each Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, and Justin Thomas 

What is your favorite tournament to caddie on the PGA Tour schedule?

  • 1. 22.2% The Masters 
  • 2. 12.5% RBC Heritage 
  • T3. 9.72% each Genesis Open & Wells Fargo Championship 
  • 5. 8.33% Waste Management  

What is your LEAST favorite tournament to caddie on the PGA Tour schedule?

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  • 1. 16.7% AT&T Pebble Beach 
  • 2. 15.2% John Deere Classic 
  • T3. 11.1% each Puerto Rico Open & Barracuda Championship 
  • 5. 8.33% Arnold Palmer Invitational 

Which tournament on the PGA Tour schedule is the best for caddie hospitality?

Flags and Tee box markers collected during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Eagle Point Golf Club. Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
  • 1. 65.3% Wells Fargo Championship 
  • 2. 13.9% The Masters 
  • 3. 5.6% Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • T4. 2.78% each AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, BMW Championship, Fort Worth Invitational, Travelers Championship 

Which tournament on the PGA Tour schedule is the WORST for caddie hospitality?

  • 1. 27.8% Sony Open 
  • 2. 13.9% John Deere Classic 
  • 3. 11.1%  AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 
  • 4. 6.94% The Memorial 

Should the Players Championship be the fifth major?

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  • 44.4% Yes 
  • 55.6% No 

Who will win the 2019 Masters?

Caddies on the putting green during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.  Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
  • 1. 23.6% Tiger Woods 
  • 2. 20.8% Justin Rose 
  • T3. 11.1% each Dustin Thomas & Rory McIlroy 
  • T5. 5.55% each Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Jon Rahm 

Who will win the 2019 U.S. Open?

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  • 1. 29.2% Dustin Johnson 
  • 2. 16.7% Brooks Koepka
  • 3. 8.33% Phil Mickelson
  • 4. 6.94% Justin Rose 
  • 5. 5.55% Tiger Woods

Who will win the 2019 Open Championship?

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  • 1. 23.6% Rory McIlroy 
  • T2. 13.9% each Tommy Fleetwood & Justin Rose 
  • 4. 6.94% Tiger Woods
  • 5. 5.56% Brooks Koepka 

Will Rickie Fowler win a major in 2019?

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  • 76.4% No 
  • 23.6% Yes 

Should the PGA TOUR embrace sports betting?

  • 84.7% Yes 
  • 15.3% No 

Which of the four major venues are you most looking to seeing this year?

  • 41.7% Royal Portrush Golf Club 
  • 40.3% Augusta National  
  • 15.3% Pebble Beach 
  • 2.8% Bethpage Black 

If I could caddie for any player on the PGA Tour, it would be ______________.

  • 1. 13.9% Tiger Woods 
  • 2. 12.5% Justin Thomas
  • 3. 9.72% Rickie Fowler 
  • T4. 8.33% each Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson 

Do you think the PGA Tour made the right decision in restructuring the FedExCup Playoffs?

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  • 79.2% Yes 
  • 20.8% No 

If I could only caddie at one golf course for the rest of my life, I would caddie at _____________.

  • 1. 20.8% Augusta National 
  • 2. 15.3% Pebble Beach 
  • T3. 8.3% each Cypress Point & Riviera 
  • T5. 6.94% each Nowhere & Waialae 

Other anonymous thoughts from the caddies:

“A donut without holes is a Danish.”

“You should only be allowed to touch the putter with your hands.”

“The Tour should host an event at Eagle Point GC in Wilmington every year (site of 2017 Wells Fargo).”

“Commissioner Monahan has done an incredible job.”

“Ban the long putter.”

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