The Memorial Tournament took place last week for the PGA Tour, with many of the game’s current greats paying homage to the greatest of them all, Jack Nicklaus. Always a fun tournament to watch, Muirfield Village is a course that treats the players and fans in a special way during the week.
At times it feels the happiness is contagious, as evidenced by this example of good will witnessed by reporter Evin Priest early in the week.
Saw something cool today + deserves publicity. @McIlroyRory’s caddie, Harry, was asked by a Memorial fan to take of pic of Rory’s putter cover, which this week has Buckeyes art on it. Harry was a good 20yds away but came back and obliged. Didn’t have to, but made the fan’s day
— Evin Priest (@EvinPriest) May 28, 2019
There’s always a sense of character at the Memorial, ranging from the many who appear on the playing roster and those who attend in the gallery. Perhaps one of the more unique characters, however, appeared as a scorer for the tournament, which caddie Aaron Flener captured with his keen eye.
— Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) May 31, 2019
Speaking of characters on the playing roster, Joel Dahmen has one of the best golf swings on tour, a unique style thanks to his headgear preferences, and now looks like he’s taking the “walk a putt in” fad to a whole new level.
Tiger Woods made his return to the tournament as well this week, making the cut and playing well enough to stay in the hunt before eventually finishing T9. Keith Mitchell did as well, earning a chance to play with Big Cat on Sunday. After being notified of his pairing, Mitchell sent a quick note to caddie Pete ‘Crunchy Pete’ Persolja… who apparently had other things on his mind.
— Keith Mitchell (@K_m_Mitchell) June 1, 2019
Of course, golf has a way of reminding us all there are bigger things in life than the game, even when it means tough choices have to be made. Such was the case last week with Mark Fulcher, the long-time caddie for Justin Rose. Get well soon, Fooch, because we all want to see you back on the course very soon.
— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) May 28, 2019
In other caddie news, we’ve reminded you all that these guys have really strong games in their own right, often allowing them to compete at high-level events throughout the year. Take Damon Green, for example, who shared this photo of his golf bag before playing in a Senior Open qualifier.
— Damon Green (@protourcaddy) May 29, 2019