Tag Archives: John Wood

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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Aug
24
2014

After Hunter Mahan rolled in a delicate 10-footer to save bogey on the 18th hole, he smiled out of both relief and joy. The putt sealed his two-stroke victory over Jason Day, Cameron Tringale and Stuart Appleby at The Barclays, the first of four legs of the FedExCup Playoffs — it was also his first win since 2012.

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Jun
13
2014
Rule 15-3b. ©USGA/Fred Vuich

Rule 15-3b. ©USGA/Fred Vuich

Hitting the wrong ball in stroke play is a terrible mistake because it is a two-stroke penalty in addition to having to go back to the spot where your original shot was. This happened to Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson on the 18th hole in the second round of the U.S. Open.

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Jun
24
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Hunter's new caddie on No. 18

Make that two high notes. With the help of a new caddie on the 72nd hole, Hunter Mahan, who has already won twice this season, rolled in a 20-footer for birdie to fire a career-best 61 at the Travelers Championship.

On the 18th tee, Mahan’s regular looper John Wood took off his bib and put it on David Finn, a 19-year-old from River Edge, N.J., who suffers from a mitochondrial disorder that has left his limbs shriveled and his mouth unable to form words. Finn, the “Golf Fanatic to the Bones,” “caddied” for Mahan as Wood pushed him up the fairway in his wheelchair.

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Nov
18
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

The conditions at Royal Melbourne on Friday in the second session of the Presidents Cup were rather tough, to say the least. So the last thing any player — whether the Internationals or the Americans — wants is an unruly fan who probably had a few too many Fosters (yes, I realize Aussies don’t actually drink Fosters). Unfortunately, Hunter Mahan feel victim to a heckler that yelled in his backswing on his approach to the 16th green.

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