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Joe LaCava, Tiger Woods’ caddie, paid a heckler $25 to leave at the WGC-Bridgestone

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While Steve Williams would likely have taken a different route, Tiger Woods’ current caddie admitted to bribing a fan to leave his boss alone.

LaCava called into ESPN’s “Golic and Wingo” and told a tale of paying of a heckler at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

LaCava said the man heckled Woods throughout his final round at the Bridgestone, and on the 14th hole, LaCava interceded, telling the man to check out action elsewhere on the course. Interestingly/absurdly, the man said he would be happy to, provided LaCava reimburse him for his ticket.

Here’s the full transcript c/o ESPN.

Mike Golic: “Did you have any issues with the people at Bellerive?”

Joe LaCava: “Not at all, and you hit it right on the head, 99 percent of the guys and women are behind Tiger, pushing for Tiger. They want to see good golf in general they’re not anti-the-other-guys, but they’re certainly rooting for Tiger more so than the other guys. But, funny you guys ask that question. The week before in Akron, I had a little incident with a guy who was harassing my guy on the 14th hole at Akron the last day outside the ropes, roughening him up pretty good. And I said, hey listen bud, why do you gotta go there? Everyone’s having a good time, everyone’s pulling for Tiger. You don’t like the guy that’s one thing, but you don’t to be yelling at my guy, screaming negative stuff like that. And I said at the end of the day, if you affect him, his performance, it effects my bottomline. So he calls me a couple names and I go back and forth with the guy, and I say why don’t you just leave. And he says well if you give me $25 for the ticket that I bought today I’ll leave. And I said here you go, here’s $25.”

Mike: “Did he leave?”

Joe: “So I whip out $25 and he starts to go down the 14th fairway toward the green. I say look pal $25 is $25 you gotta head the other way. So he starts to head the other way, he goes 20 yards down the line, then he calls me a certain other, a swear word. So I run 20 yards back the other way and I’m going face to face with this guy. And all the sudden Tiger’s looking for a yardage, and I’m in it with this guy 20 yards down the line. So some cop has to come in, push this guy outta the way, and take him outta the tournament.

Mike: “So what did Tiger say when you came back to give him the yardage?”

Joe: “Well that’s a great question. We were so far to the right of the trees, and he was on his third shot believe it or not, we were still 150 yards away from the green, and he didn’t really know what happened. He heard the commotion, he heard the guy yelling at him, so we talked about it after the fact, but he didn’t really know how it developed. And he says I was wondering what happened, and he goes normally it wouldn’t that long to get a yardage. I said well a little incident down the road. He didn’t have a problem with it, and actually I gotta standing ovation for kicking the guy outta there.

Security probably should have happened sooner when LaCava was $25 richer.

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  1. joro

    Aug 18, 2018 at 11:02 am

    That was stupid, now all the ignorant fools will be lined up looking for a few bucks to shut up. That is why he has a “Security Squad” walking with him, that is to get rid of the ignorant SOBs that can’t keep their stupid mouths shut. Bad move.

  2. Hagen

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    All slobs should be removed. If it were a movie theater or restaurant, same thing would happen.

  3. nignogwozawog

    Aug 17, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Only $25? Dude should have asked for more

  4. CrashTestDummy

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:50 am

    LaCava is one good caddie. Keeping the drama and distractions under control.

  5. Regan

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Steve Williams wouldve smashed him hands down.

  6. chance

    Aug 16, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    There needs to be much less tolerance of fan heckling. They should not only be removed from a tournament but also fined. This needs to happen sooner rather than later. I think whoever is running things is dropping the ball on this issue.

    • ChipNRun

      Aug 17, 2018 at 12:03 am

      Chronic heckling is “disturbing the peace.” For dealing with chronic hecklers, the marshall with the small radio can call the guys with the handcuffs.

      Bribing hecklers sets a bad precedent.

    • CrashTestDummy

      Aug 17, 2018 at 12:49 am

      I agree. The hecklers can affect play and outcomes. The hecklers have been watching Happy Gilmore too much.

  7. Timmay

    Aug 16, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Tiger needs to have a few “enforcers” following him around in the crowd. Kinda like the fella in Happy Gilmore. Couple unneeded outbursts and they would just get a quick tap on the shoulder from someone that makes a NFL linebacker look like a small child. Some people these days just need thrown to the ground by their throat. This heckler looks like one of those people.

  8. Nolan

    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    So dishonorable. I mean hes heckling an adulterer but still…

  9. lakawak

    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Why should people who aren’t actually interfering with shots be removed from a tournament

    • the dude

      Aug 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      this isn’t Heinz stadium you dolt….(Class….it’s the 1st door on your right…..)

  10. carl spackler

    Aug 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    The heckler looks like the kind of guy you see at your local muni blaring music and slamming a six pack per 9. I am sure glad we grew the game.

    • lakawak

      Aug 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Who is “we”? You did nothing. And “the game” hasn’t grown. It is in a tailspin. Has been for close to 20 years. Several hundred fewer golf courses open than in the 90s.

      • Raj

        Aug 16, 2018 at 8:54 pm

        If you’re out there playing, contributing to the golfing community local or online, you’re helping grow the game. If you jump in to make snide comments, you’re likely not.

      • Solzhenitsen

        Aug 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm

        Sigh. I do believe these golfwrx stories draw the most foolhardy and meaninglessly self-righteous comments on the internet. I wonder what draws these tiresome dots to the site?

    • Muni Man

      Aug 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Like having a little music is a bad thing. You’re probably the kind of guy playing a 5 hour round of golf and posting up a solid 89 with three mulligans.

      And who is “we” you and your bro Lacav?

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How much each player won at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship

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Last week saw the European Tour’s flagship event take place and with it the return to the winner’s circle of 2016 Masters champ Danny Willett. The Englishman’s brilliant display at Wentworth was worth a seven-figure payday for the 31-year-old, while for runner-up Jon Rahm, his impressive performance brought him a check for €704,438.

With plenty of big names in action and a $7 million prize purse up for grabs, here’s how much each player who made the cut won at last week’s BMW PGA Championship.

1 Danny Willett €1,056,662

2 Jon Rahm €704,438

3 Christiaan Bezuidenhout €396,884

T4 Billy Horschel €292,908

T4 Patrick Reed €292,908

T6 Rafael Cabrera Bello €206,050

T6 Richie Ramsay €206,050

8 Justin Rose €158,500

T9 Andrew Johnston €134,408

T9 Rory Mcilroy €134,408

T11 Paul Casey €109,259

T11 Viktor Hovland €109,259

T11 Shane Lowry €109,259

T14 Kurt Kitayama €93,198

T14 Francesco Molinari €93,198

T14 Rooyen Van Rooyen €93,198

T17 Romain Langasque €80,518

T17 Shubhankar Sharma €80,518

T17 Henrik Stenson €80,518

T17 Bernd Wiesberger €80,518

T21 Ashley Chesters €71,642

T21 Andrew Putnam €71,642

T21 Paul Waring €71,642

T24 Joakim Lagergren €66,887

T24 Jordan Smith €66,887

T26 Tapio Pulkkanen €63,083

T26 Aaron Rai €63,083

T28 Robert Macintyre €58,328

T28 Alex Noren €58,328

T28 Matthias Schwab €58,328

T31 Ross Fisher €50,086

T31 Sam Horsfield €50,086

T31 Miguel Angel Jiménez €50,086

T31 Joost Luiten €50,086

T31 Richard Sterne €50,086

T31 Julian Suri €50,086

T37 Benjamin Hebert €43,112

T37 Mikko Korhonen €43,112

T37 Mike Lorenzo-Vera €43,112

T37 Thomas Pieters €43,112

T41 Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño €37,406

T41 Søren Kjeldsen €37,406

T41 Renato Paratore €37,406

T41 Matt Wallace €37,406

T41 Ashun Wu €37,406

T46 Matthew Fitzpatrick €31,066

T46 Padraig Harrington €31,066

T46 Marcus Kinhult €31,066

T46 Russell Knox €31,066

T46 Andrea Pavan €31,066

T51 Kiradech Aphibarnrat €24,092

T51 Alexander Björk €24,092

T51 Tony Finau €24,092

T51 Haotong Li €24,092

T51 Yusaku Miyazato €24,092

T51 Chris Wood €24,092

T57 Nicolas Colsaerts €19,020

T57 Scott Jamieson €19,020

T57 Martin Kaymer €19,020

T60 Tommy Fleetwood €16,801

T60 Branden Grace €16,801

T60 Julien Guerrier €16,801

T60 Ian Poulter €16,801

T64 Steven Brown €13,948

T64 Ernie Els €13,948

T64 Edoardo Molinari €13,948

T64 Alvaro Quiros €13,948

T64 Sebastian Soderberg €13,948

T69 Robert Coles €11,806

T69 Trevor Immelman €11,806

71 George Coetzee €9,510

72 Gavin Green €9,506

72 David Law €9,506

74 Andy Sullivan €9,501

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How much each player won at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

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The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship provided the first playoff finish in almost a year on Tour, and it saw Sebastian Munoz triumph for his first PGA Tour title. Along with the trophy, the Colombian claimed the winner’s check worth $1,188,000 – the biggest prize in the event’s history.

It was a heartbreaking finish for Sungjae Im, who finished runner-up after bogeying the first playoff hole, but the South-Korean collected $719,400 for his efforts last week.

There was a total prize purse of $6.6 million up for grabs in Mississippi, and here is a look at what each player who made the cut at the Sanderson Farms took home in terms of cash.

1: Sebastian Munoz, -18, $1,188,000

2: Sungjae Im, -18, $719,400

3: Byeong Hun An, -17, $455,400

T4: Kevin Streelman, -16, $297,000

T4: Carlos Ortiz, -16, $297,000

T6: Bronson Burgoon, -15, $208,230

T6: Dylan Frittelli, -15, $208,230

T6: George McNeill, -15, $208,230

T6: Harris English, -15, $208,230

T6: Dominic Bozzelli, -15, $208,230

T11: Lanto Griffin, -14, $153,450

T11: J.T. Poston, -14, $153,450

T11: Cameron Percy, -14, $153,450

T14: Brian Harman, -13, $123,750

T14: Zach Johnson, -13, $123,750

T16: Cameron Tringale, -12, $110,550

T16: Scottie Scheffler, -12, $110,550

T18: Denny McCarthy, -11, $87,450

T18: Garrett Osborn, -11, $87,450

T18: Richy Werenski, -11, $87,450

T18: Zack Sucher, -11, $87,450

T18: Fabián Gómez, -11, $87,450

T23: Peter Uihlein, -10, $59,070

T23: Adam Long, -10, $59,070

T23: David Hearn, -10, $59,070

T23: Charley Hoffman, -10, $59,070

T23: Robert Streb, -10, $59,070

T28: Brian Stuard, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Robby Shelton, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Shawn Stefani, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Cameron Davis, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Scott Stallings, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Cameron Champ, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Mark Anderson, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Stewart Cink, -9, $42,363.75

T36: Adam Schenk, -8, $32,780

T36: Tommy Gainey, -8, $32,780

T36: J.J. Spaun, -8, $32,780

T39: Davis Riley, -7, $26,730

T39: Aaron Wise, -7, $26,730

T39: Emiliano Grillo, -7, $26,730

T39: Michael Gellerman, -7, $26,730

T39: Tom Hoge, -7, $26,730

T39: Scott Brown, -7, $26,730

T45: Ben Crane, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Sam Burns, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Anirban Lahiri, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Jamie Lovemark, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Peter Malnati, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Vincent Whaley, -6, $18,828.85

T45: Brandt Snedeker, -6, $18,828.85

T52: Doc Redman, -5, $16,038 T52: Roberto Castro, -5, $16,038

T54: Joaquin Niemann, -4, $15,312

T54: Bo Hoag, -4, $15,312

T54: Sebastian Cappelen, -4, $15,312

T54: Jonathan Byrd, -4, $15,312

T54: Bill Haas, -4, $15,312

T54: Russell Henley, -4, $15,312

60: Xinjun Zhang, -3, $14,850

T61: Rafael Campos, -2, $14,520

T61: Patrick Rodgers, -2, $14,520

T61: Alex Cejka, -2, $14,520

T61: Si Woo Kim, -2, $14,520

T65: Chase Seiffert, -1, $14,124

T65: Brian Gay, -1, $14,124

67: Ricky Barnes: +2, $13,926

68: Daniel Chopra: +6, $13,794

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (9.20.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Lajosi Putters using a mix of tellurium copper and stainless damascus on this flat-stick.

Craziness on the course!

Restored Ping Anser 4 from Kick Stand Putters.

Inventive work from Dormie Workshop.

Great shot of Toronto Golf Club courtesy of Drew Harvey.

Custom Scotty Cameron Newport 2 from The Golf Garage.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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