Brett Wetterich's first start on the PGA Tour in 2016 produced arguably the biggest celebrity caddie of the season. Former World Series MVP Josh Beckett was on the bag for the PGA Tour winner and former Ryder Cupper at the Valero Texas Open. Here the two were in action on Friday:
Wetterich was a late addition to the field, Monday qualifying for the event at TPC San Antonio. Beckett has a ranch about an hour and a half away, however, this isn't the first time he's caddied for his friend. Beckett was also on the bag for Wetterich earlier this year at the Web.com Tour's Chitimacha Louisiana Open -- the only other PGA Tour or Web.com Tour event Wetterich has played this season.
Beckett, 35, retired from baseball in 2014, the same year he threw a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was MVP of the 2003 World Series when he led the Florida Marlins to a championship at 23 and was later a three-time All-Star for the Boston Red Sox, winning another World Series title in 2007.
Unfortunately, Beckett's latest gig in front of his native Texas fans didn't last long. Wetterich, who hasn't made a cut on the PGA Tour since 2012, shot 81-73 and will not be around for the weekend.