The "Caddie Carousel"
By mustang6560 on 10/10/13

It may be hard to believe, but the new PGA Tour season is here (offseason, smoffseason).

And with every new season, as Stephanie Wei of notes, comes change, and some of the subtler change involves players firing and hiring caddies.

The "caddie carousel", as she calls it, is a natural part of the game, and it happens all season long. But there were a few notable pre-season splits, which she lists on her blog.
PLAYER: Gary Woodland
EX: John Yarbrough
THE NEW GUY: Tony Navarro

PLAYER: Kyle Stanley
EX: Dave Woosley
NEW: John Yaybrough

PLAYER: Bud Cauley
EX: Tony Navarro
NEW: Unknown

PLAYER: John Peterson
EX: Unknown
NEW: Scott Gneiser (formerly with David Toms)

PLAYER: Charlie Wi
EX: Mark Urbanek
NEW: Mal Baker

PLAYER: Brian Harman
EX: John Davenport
NEW: Scott Tway, aka "Country"

PLAYER: Josh Teater
EX: Mike Hicks
NEW: Mark Urbanek

PLAYER: Chris Kirk
EX: Scott Tway
NEW: Bill Harke
I wonder how long the average player-caddie relationship lasts in professional golf? If I had to guess, I'd say it was less than two years.

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[ comments ]
Torleif Sorenson says:
If any of you have not read John Feinstein's book Caddy For Life: The Bruce Edwards Story, you need to read it. It gave me a new appreciation for Edwards, Watson, and Feinstein, while offering a brief glimpse into life as a tour caddie.
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