News & ToursMay 10, 2013

Win the Players, get a great parking spot!

By Alex Myers

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Sure, Matt Kuchar took home $1.7 million and a lovely crystal trophy for his win at the Players last year. But he got another perk when he returned to PGA Tour headquarters this week.

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As is tradition, the defending champion at gets the parking spot closest to the sprawling TPC Sawgrass clubhouse. All the former champs get a prime space determined by how recently they've won, with a player being bumped down a spot with each passing year.


But who gets the No. 2 spot? That honor goes to the defending champ's caddie, in this case, Lance Bennett. Hey, when you've got to be on your feet all day, saving a few steps here or there helps.


It's nice to see caddies getting the respect they deserve, even if he didn't get a personalized name plate. Unfortunately, that recognition also doesn't quite extend to courtesy cars, apparently. Mr. Bennett's Chrysler looked somewhat out of place in a sea of Mercedes and Lexus.

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