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Tiger’s caddie Joe LaCava set to loop for new man this week

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Yesterday, Tiger Woods released a statement revealing that he’s undergone yet another surgery. The 46-year-old underwent a subtalar fusion procedure which looks to rectify some issues caused by his initial foot injury.

With Woods’ 2023 season most likely over, his caddie Joe LaCava is surprisingly on another player’s bag this week. The 67-year-old is at the Zurich Classic working with veteran Steve Stricker.

“It’s a little bit of a longer story than what it needs to be probably,” said Stricker. “I asked his son first. I’ve had his son on my bag already this year. Delightful kid, Joe Jr. But he’s working on the Korn Ferry Tour for Brandon Hagy the next couple weeks and he couldn’t make it.”

Stricker didn’t think the elder LaCava would be interested this week but asked anyway.

“I didn’t think he’d want to come. Sixty-five-year-old guy washed up tour player. Does he really want to come all the way from New York down to New Orleans?”

“So my thinking went away from Joe Sr. right away. I’m like, he’s not going to want to come here. I asked a bunch of other guys and nobody could make it.”

In the end, Stricker’s wife made the suggestion that Steve give LaCava a call.

“He was like, oh, heck, yeah, I’ll come. I should have asked him right after I asked his kid, and now he’s upset I asked his kid first.

“He’s such a great guy, fun to be with, easy to be with. Obviously, very good at what he does. We’ve been having fun with him so far.

Stricker is playing in the Zurich Classic, which is a team event, alongside Zach Johnson.

“He’s friend with Zach and Zach’s caddie, Brian Smith, so, from his standpoint, I think it was an easy choice to come here.”

Stricker was sure to point out that this was just a one-week arrangement and LaCava is still the full-time caddie for Tiger Woods.

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Delta Airlines issue apology after video of employees mishandling golf bags goes viral

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This week, a video of Delta Airlines employees mishandling the golf bags of the East Tennessee State men’s golf team went viral.

The official team X account posted the video, captioned “Nice of @Delta to handle our clubs with such care…”

The video already has more than 8 million views on X.

In response, Delta issued an apology to the golf team.

“We apologize to the ETSU Golf team and ask for a mulligan on how their equipment was handled. We’re in direct contact with the Bucs to ensure they have what they need to successfully compete in the NCAAs.” Anthony Black, Delta Airlines spokesperson.

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Ben An shares his thoughts on LIV pros not being able to play in the Presidents Cup

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While speaking with GolfWRX, Ben An discussed whether or not he believes LIV players should be allowed to play in the Presidents Cup.

“Well, it would be a great addition to the team, but I feel like we’re missing Cam (Smith), (Joaquin) Niemann and maybe Dean Burmester. He’s been playing great and I saw last week he was playing some good golf.”

An added that the absence of the LIV pros is also a blow to the U.S. side as well, but that the rules are the rules.

“But, you know, it’s just the, just the rules of now, right? You know, it sucks for not having the team, but it’s kind of the same for the U.S. team, right? They’re missing a few players as well.

“We need to have a win in our national team, but it’s up to Mike and the PGA tour to decide. So it’s run by the PGA Tour, not the PGA of America, like the Ryder Cup.”

However, An stated that he doesn’t expect any changes to the rules for the upcoming 2024 Presidents Cup.

“So, you know, as of now, I mean, this year, I don’t see it happening. But hopefully, like I said, we’ll figure something out, we’ll figure this merger, or something out in the next few years and hopefully see them in the team because they, like you said, they’re great players, they will miss out.

“But I think even the teams we have right now, I think it’s pretty good. Playing in Canada will help us this year, you know, we’ll see what happens…We’ll miss them, but hopefully we have a strong enough team to compete against the U.S. team this year.”

Check out the interview in full below.

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Xander Schauffele reveals how his group chat ribbed Scottie Scheffler following arrest

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After Xander Schauffele’s wire-to-wire victory he went on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” to discuss his first major championship victory.

Among the other topics explored was Scottie Scheffler’s arrest on Friday of the tournament.

Schauffele shared that Scheffler received some friendly ribbing from the members of their group chat about the world number one’s mugshot.

Xander added that the group chat includes himself, Scheffler, Gary Woodland, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas.

One of the co-hosts, PFT Commenter, told Schauffele that they should have changed the group photo in the chat to Scheffler’s mug shot photo, to which Xander replied that they already had.

“You gotta change the picture of that group chat to the mug shot,” PFT said.

“Obviously that happened,” Xander replied.

Despite the stress that the arrest undoubtedly caused Scottie, he clearly is keeping his sense of humor about the situation.

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