Tag Archives: JP Fitzgerald

Aug
3
2017

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Rory McIlroy confirmed he had parted ways with his caddie of nine years JP Fitzgerald at his pre-tourney presser on Wednesday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The reason provided by the world no. 4 was basically the golfer-caddie version of the breakup line, “It’s not you, it’s me.” But…it actually is you, too. Hey, a relationship always involves at least two people. However, it was Rory’s most honest, diplomatic explanation.

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Aug
1
2017

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There were murmurs on Sunday during the Canadian Open that Rory McIlroy had split with his caddie of nine years J.P. Fitzgerald. Well, at least one Tour player had already learned of the news before teeing off in the final round. This relative unknown player shared the information with those in his group, which completely caught them off-guard. At first they thought it was a joke, so the player had to clarify that he was serious.

Rule no. 1: Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. I’ve been around long enough to know that rumors fly around the Tour more than any other group of people I’ve ever encountered (and that says quite a bit, to be honest). The kind of BS that spreads doesn’t surprise me anymore, but it did when I first started covering the Tour (which feels like a lifetime ago now). Anyway, of course there is often some truth or even truth to things you “hear.” I feel like I have a decent amount of experience at this point to smell out what’s worth pursuing and what’s not. A lot of the time it’s just dumb gossip that you wouldn’t repeat because, well, it’s stupid. There are various factors to this super mathematical equation I’ve developed — 1) the source; and 2) the information.

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Jul
28
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Twitter

Handbags thrown via Twitter!

After Rory McIlroy dropped three shots in the last eight holes to shoot 70 at the Irish Open on Thursday, American ex-pro-turned-commentator Jay Townsend knocked Rory via Twitter for his course management, calling it “shocking.”

In a second tweet, Townsend went after McIlroy’s caddie, JP Fitzgerald, suggesting that Rory hire Steve Williams, who was recently axed by longtime boss Tiger Woods.

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Apr
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Just a random shot of the driving range and the caddyshack at Augusta (not the house in the story)

Top caddies Billy Foster (Lee Westwood), JP Fitzgerald (Rory McIlroy) and Ken Comboy (Graeme McDowell) have rented the same house for 12 years from an elderly woman, Joyce Culpepper. She passed away a few months ago, but wrote in her will that the boys still were to be allowed to rent the house the week of The Masters for as many years as they wished.

Mrs. Culpepper’s niece lives in the home now, which has been completely renovated — except for one item: a chalkboard.

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