Go Off, King
Veteran tour caddie drains long putt to win senior event, unleashes absolutely ELECTRIC celebration
If you follow veteran PGA Tour caddie Kip Henley on Twitter, you'll mostly receive updates about what he's eating and where he's staying on the road, and it ain't all gourmet food and five-star hotels. Unless you're looping for a top-10 player in the world, which Henley is not, the life of a tour caddie is hardly glamorous.
But Henley, who is currently caddieing for former PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray, makes the most of it. He finds the best dive spots, he makes hilarious content out of his crappy lodging, and, in his spare time, he plays a little golf here and there. Henley is a fine player in his own right, having won the second season of Golf Channel's "The Big Break" back in 2005 and having made a run at the PGA Tour before becoming a full-time caddie.
This week, Henley competed in the Tennessee Senior State Open, starting with a two-under 70 that placed him in a tie for second in the 36-hole event. The final round took place Tuesday at Stonehenge Golf Club, where Henley bogeyed the 17th hole and found himself in a tie for the lead. At the par-4 18th, Henley went a touch long and right but still had a good look at birdie from the fringe. He buried it, then unleashed one of the most electric celebrations you'll see on a golf course this year:
What a showman! "BIG GUY!" Henley, surprisingly, was not referring to himself, later explaining on Twitter he had an old, deceased friend named Warren Huddleston who was known as the "Big Guy" on his mind when that putt dropped. So it wasn't just a random shoutout.
We've got an alternate angle, too!
Great stuff from Kipper. We particularly love the "Sorry guys" from the first clip the most. Sorry I just ripped your hearts out and helicoptered my hat and screamed "BIG GUY" right in your faces. And by sorry I mean sorry not sorry. What a putt, what a celly. Henley is doing some serious winning right now. His boss man just won a Korn Ferry Tour event, then tied for third in another. And now Kip himself bagged a W. Life ain't all bad as a looper.