Category Archives: Caddies

Nov
12
2015

Two of the most respected caddies in the business Jim “Bones” Mackay and John Wood will put aside their regular jobs for two days at Sea Island Golf Club. Mackay, who is the longtime caddie for Phil Mickelson, and Wood, who just switched bags to Matt Kuchar after looping for Hunter Mahan for nine years, will serve as on-course reporters during Golf Channel’s telecast of the second and third rounds of next week’s RSM Classic.

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Nov
11
2015

Steve Williams has been embroiled in controversy ever since the publishers of the most famous caddie in golf released excerpts to promote his autobiography, “Out of the Rough.” Of all the paragraphs that could have helped to sell books, naturally, the suits are going to utilize the most controversial ones.

Well, that turned out to be the case when Williams likened working for Tiger Woods as feeling like he was being treated as a “slave.” Obviously, that one word in that one particular sentence out of an entire book created a global sh*tstorm.

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Feb
6
2015

On Tuesday a group of more than 80 caddies filed a class-action federal lawsuit against the PGA Tour, seeking compensation for being forced to wear bibs that are plastered with sponsored logos and serving as “human billboards.” Later that day, Commissioner Tim FInchem addressed the media and spoke about the issue. Then, during the Tour’s annual Player Meeting at Torrey Pines, the site of this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, he addressed the topic briefly.

Well, apparently, some of the comments made by Finchem and other Tour officials have been misleading and/or untrue. The lead attorney for the caddies, Gene Egdorf responded in a letter on Thursday that was distributed to PGA Tour pros, which stressed “the lawsuit filed by the caddies is NOT about or against the players nor does it involve your money.”

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Feb
3
2015
Kevin Na's longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

Kevin Na’s longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

More than 80 professional golf caddies have filed a class-action federal lawsuit in Northern California against the PGA Tour, seeking compensation for being forced to wear bibs emblazoned with sponsored logos. The caddies allege that the Tour is earning $50 million a year from the sponsors while they receive nothing in return for serving as “human billboards.” 

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Nov
7
2014
Weeman gets his special moment

Weeman gets his special moment

It’s tradition at the HSBC Champions for the annual Caddie Awards to occur at a banquet the night before the competition begins. The most coveted trophy, of course, is “Caddie of the Year.” Martin Kaymer’s looper, Craig Connelly, was crowned as this year’s winner.

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Nov
4
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Caddies
Big shoes to fill!

Big shoes to fill!

With Stevie Williams’ announcing his semi-retirement following the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, Adam Scott is in search for a new full-time caddie. While it will be difficult to replace Williams, who worked with Scott for 3.5 years, Scott certainly has no shortage of applicants to choose from.

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May
8
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Caddies
Luke Guthrie's caddie, his brother Zach takes a shot at glory

Luke Guthrie’s caddie, his brother Zach, takes aim on the 17th

One of the most entertaining activities at The Players Championship happens on the par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass — and I’m not talking about watching the pros play it. Every Wednesday at the PGA Tour’s flagship event, the caddies get their shot at glory and take aim at the famed island green. 

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Feb
6
2014
Kuchar's caddie Lance Bennett points toward their target
The caddies on the PGA Tour are joining forces to improve their working conditions and week-to-week treatment, and most important, they’re looking to secure healthcare and retirement benefits. More than 100 loopers — 92 of which as of this week have officially paid their yearly dues of $500 each, along with a one-time $100 initiation fee — have organized to form the Association of Professional Tour Caddies (APTC), which was established following several meetings last fall.

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