Jazz Governor Ryan Smith to Serve as Tony Finau’s Caddie at 2021 Hero World Challenge

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 2, 2021

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith looks on before the start of their NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Utah Jazz governor Ryan Smith will serve as Tony Finau's caddie at the 2021 Hero World Challenge.

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Finau said Smith serving as his caddie was a long time in the making.

"Ryan has been a good friend of mine," Finau told Rex Hoggard of Golf Channel. "I gave him a shout about six weeks ago and asked him if he would mind. He was more than happy to be here. He's been a great friend and a great mentor."

Finau was born and raised in Salt Lake City. Smith purchased the Jazz from the Miller family last December.