Editors' BlogJune 15, 2007

Caddies are stroke savers

In addition to lugging the heavy golf bag around for 18 holes, reading greens and calculating yardages, caddies do even more out on the golf course. This morning two different caddies have saved their bosses two strokes.

On the second hole, D.J. Brigman's shot out of a fairway bunker ricocheted off of the lip and nearly hit his bag. Caddie Ben Hartman grabbed the bag and maneuvered both it and himself out of the way just in time to avoid getting hit.

Later, on the ninth tee, Paul Goydos teed his ball up in front of the tee-markers as was about to play, until his caddie Scott Sajtinac spoke up. Goydos re-positioned his ball back and to the right, avoiding a penalty.

Both Brigman and Goydos are in jeopardy of missing the cut. Every saved stroke is important.

--Jeff Patterson

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