News & ToursFebruary 28, 2015

PGA Tour caddies furious after being forced to take shelter from storm in metal shed

Earlier this month, PGA Tour caddies filed a $50 million class-action lawsuit against the tour. And what happened on Saturday at the Honda Classic certainly isn't going to make that go away.

As severe thunderstorms hit PGA National, play was suspended -- and ultimately, postponed -- sending players and fans to seek shelter. But while players huddled in the clubhouse, caddies, who aren't given clubhouse access during PGA Tour events, had to take cover in a metal shed on the course. Here's a tweet from Robert Streb's caddie, Steve Catlan:

Later, Scott Vail, who works for Brandt Snedeker, offered his take:

Luke Donald chimed in on Twitter as well:

In the suit, more than 80 caddies said they want a share of the money the tour makes off them wearing sponsor bibs during tournaments. They also listed a series of grievances, including that they "have been treated as second-class participants of the game."

If the suit goes to court, Saturday's metal shed could wind up being Exhibit A of that.

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