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Is Tiger Woods Shopping for a New Caddie?

Michael FitzpatrickFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2010

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 11:  Tiger Woods walks off the 18th green with his caddie Steve Williams during the final round of the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2010 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Tucked away in the bottom right hand corner of page 83 of last Week’s Golf World Magazine was a miniature bombshell that few who even subscribe to the magazine may have seen.

It was as if Golf World wanted to publish this information, but they wanted to do so in a fashion that would draw as little attention as possible.

Printed in writing so small that those with bad eyesight might need to get their hands on the Hubble Telescope to even read it, the highly regarded golf magazine published the following information gained from PGA Tour insider Tim Rosaforte:  

One question Tiger Woods dodged last week was whether his team would remain intact. 

A logical change is caddie Steve Williams, who has been with Woods since 1999.  Rumors of Williams stepping aside circulated at Augusta, with Lee Westwood’s caddie, Billy Foster, being the replacement.

But insiders hear that Tiger’s next bagman could be Joe LaCava, the longtime caddie for Fred Couples.  It makes sense in that Couples and Woods are friends, and LaCava could handle the pressure of carrying Tiger’s bag.

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Uhh…emm…this is kind of big news, is it not?

Although Rosaforte made it clear that this information was pulled from the rumor mill, it was certainly an attention grabber for those who happened to stumble across it in Golf World Magazine.

One can only wonder whether or not Woods, Williams, Westwood, Foster and LaCava have heard the same rumor.

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