In this episode, Craig “The Wee Man” Connelly chats with Steph and Nikki about how he became a caddy, pranks and camaraderie between caddies on tour, what it’s like being on the bag for Martin Kaymer, and his thoughts on the infamous US Open fescue. Jump to the 4:30 mark if you don’t want to hear Steph and Nikki blubber about how much they enjoyed chatting with The Wee Man. Grab a glass of wine or cold beer, sit back, and enjoy the Scottish lad’s hilarious quips and stories.
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.
Just when it looked like Martin Kaymer was about to crumble, he came up big on the famed par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass with one of the most clutch (yet improbable) par saves. (At least he didn’t hit it like a “wimp,” though.) The 29-year-old German struck a gap wedge up onto the island green and then it spun all the way back into the rough — just short of the water.
Paul Casey made a hole-in-one on the par-3 15th at the Blue Monster in the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Watch the video and you’ll see Casey barely reacts and nearly looks disappointed after the ball disappears. Meanwhile, his caddie Craig Connelly goes nuts and practically mauls his boss.
I tell you — it’s not easy to keep up with the Caddie-Merry-Go-Round the last several weeks. One second this player has hired that caddie and then the next that caddie decides to go to another player. You see, wasn’t that confusing?
After Craig Connelly, aka “Wee Man,” was sacked by Martin Kaymer, he accepted a job with Francesco Molinari, who fired his looper Jorge Gamarra the same week. But then Paul Casey let go of Luke Donald’s brother Christian and offered the position to Connelly. Just a few days after agreeing to caddie for Molinari, Connelly showed up at Wentworth as Casey’s man.