Caddy Joe LaCava (59, USA), who has been by the side of Tiger Woods, the ‘King of Golf’ since 2011, brought the bag of Patrick Cantlay (USA), the world’s fourth-ranked player, from the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship held on the 5th. On the 3rd, US Golf Week reported. The change seems to come after Woods recently underwent ankle surgery, making it difficult for him to compete in major tournaments this year. Justin Thomas (USA) said in an interview with Golf Week, “I think Woods probably agreed.” LaCava had turned down offers from 크크크벳 several PGA Tour players to work with him in 2015, when Woods barely played due to injury, and when Woods’ recovery was uncertain after a car rollover accident that nearly cost him his life two years ago. People close to Woods reported that Lacava, who had been honest with Woods, left with a sad feeling.
LaCava has been working as Woods’ caddy since 2011 and has combined for 11 wins, including winning the Masters in 2019. La Cava is the caddy who has been with Woods the longest, following Steve Williams (New Zealand), who was with Woods from 1999 to 2011. La Cava was inducted into the Caddy Hall of Fame in 2019. La Cava first started working as a caddy in 1983 when she was 19 years old, tying her cousin Ken Green’s bag, and tying Fred Couples (USA)’s bag for more than 20 years, winning 12 wins, including winning the Masters in 1992. He and he were with Davis Love III and Justin Leonard and Dustin Johnson. LaCava has 28 wins on the PGA Tour, including 12 wins with Couples, 11 wins with Woods and 5 wins with Johnson. Cantlay had been with LaCava during the Northern Trust, the first game of the 2021 FedEx Cup, when his caddy contracted Corona. At that time, Cantlay was crowned FedEx Cup champion. La Cava had been a caddy for Steve Stricker (USA) at the Zurich Classic two weeks ago, but at that time it was a one-time affair. However, Golf Week reported that the contract with Cantlay means a complete transfer.