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When caddies get pranked by PGA Tour pros
Caddies aren't generally household names. Sure, golf fans know who Steve Williams is, but quick, who caddies for Jordan Spieth? (It's Michael Greller, by the way)
If the PGA Tour is a family, then the caddies are the little brother. Yes, they are important but it seems to be they always get picked on the most. The most recent example comes from Rory McIlroy, who is clearly getting ready to scare trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
We all know that McIlroy could have done a lot worse to his caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald. Still, you would think helping guide McIlroy to two major titles and a T5 at the Deutsche Bank Championship would entitle Fitzgerald to a little shut eye.
At least Fitzgerald got to sit wherever he wanted. That's a right Lee Westwood didn't afford the caddies on his flight back from the PGA Championship, telling them to head to the back in "cattle class."
Even if Westwood was being serious (which we highly doubt), I'd still rather sit in the back of a private jet than be in first class on any commercial flight.
Also, if you stick with it long enough and get to be an icon, like Mike "Fluff" Cowan. The PGA Tour's selfie king may even want to take a selfie with you.
For all the joking around, there's a lot of camaraderie between golfers and their caddies, proving the concept that it's one big family. For example, many golfers wore black hats and an orange ribbon in memory of Angela Bennett, the wife of Matt Kuchar's caddie, who died unexpectedly last week.