September 26, 2020

Woods to hire Dustin Johnson’s caddie

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Dustin Johnson, right, talks with his caddie Joe LaCava

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired Joe LaCava to be his third full-time caddie.

LaCava decided to leave Dustin Johnson, one of the most talented young Americans, to go to work for the former world No. 1 who hasn’t won in the last two years.

According to a story posted on Woods’ website Sunday night, LaCava approached Woods and his agent, Mark Steinberg, about the job.

“This was an important decision, and I wanted to think about it carefully,” Woods said in the story. “Also, out of deference for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, I decided to wait until they were concluding to have substantive talks. We then spoke to Joe and came to an agreement.

“Joe is an outstanding caddie, and I have known him for many years. I’ve personally seen the great job he did for Freddie (Couples). I’m anxious for us to be working together.”

David Winkle, Johnson’s agent at Hambric Sports Management, also confirmed LaCava was going to work for Woods and a search for a new caddie would begin immediately.

“Needless to say, Dustin and I were completely surprised, as they have enjoyed a great relationship and have been very successful together,” Winkle said. “Nonetheless, we think highly of Joe, both as a caddie and a person, which is why he was hired in the first place. We wish him nothing but the best with his new employer.”

 

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