Success in golf is finite. It's a game where the mystical qualities of sport parallel the harmonious team-work of both athlete and caddie. In a game where the roll of a small ball can turn anyone on a downward spiral, sometimes the caddie does more than tote the bag. The caddy can be a confidant, a psychologist, a tactician and with some players, much more.
Sometimes the best caddies are easily identified—they're usually standing next to the top players in the world. In professional golf, the role of the caddie is beginning to become increasingly clear. And, with tournament purses rising each year, the caddie has become an integral part of the team.
With the divorce of Tiger Woods and his longtime caddie, Steve Williams, let's take a closer look at some of the most memorable caddies—and maybe one that has a new job on the horizon? Can Tiger return to the WGC in Akron, OH without a looper?
Not a chance. The courtship of his new caddie has been a behind the scenes process that might reveal itself as soon as Monday morning.
Let's take a look at some of the most memorable caddies.