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PGA Tour caddies to compete against each other in inaugural World Caddie Matches

July 08, 2016
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Fans are used to seeing PGA Tour caddies inside the ropes, but our attention is rarely on the loopers. Until now. On Aug. 29, the first-ever World Caddie Matches will be held at Mohegan Sun Golf Club in southeastern Connecticut.

Caddies will compete in a one-day, Ryder Cup-style competition before a handful of loopers will lend their hands in the Matches in September at Hazeltine National. Alternate shot matches will be held in the morning followed by singles matches in the afternoon.

Some of the U.S. team captains include Jim Furyk’s caddie, “Fluff” Cowan, and Joe LaCava, Tiger’s trusty yet underemployed caddie, who will be a vice captain -- just as Tiger will be a Ryder Cup vice captain.

The loopers for Justin Rose (Mark Fulcher) and Henrik Stenson (Gareth Lord) will serve as captains of the international team. Over 40 PGA caddies will compete, and a number of tour players are expected to attend.

Others expected to participate will be Bubba Watson's caddie, Ted Scott, Zach Johnson's caddie, Damon Green, Sergio Garcia's caddie, Glenn Murray, and others.

The event is open to the public, and proceeds from the day will benefit K9s for Warriors, an organization that provides service dogs to military veterans suffering from trauma as a result of their service to our country. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here.