Steven Bowditch used Twitter to find a teenager to caddie for him at the John Deere Classic
Job: PGA Tour caddie
Hours: 2 p.m. Tuesday until Friday, with a one percent chance of work required on Sunday
Pay: Leftover golf gloves and golf balls
That is the job description and requirements that PGA Tour golfer Steven Bowditch posted on Twitter Monday night. With the PGA Tour heading to TPC Deere Run in Illinois for the John Deere Classic, Bowditch gave anyone the chance to caddie for him this weekend.
All you had to do was give your best elevator pitch, er, Twitter reponse, to be entered.
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Bowditch chose a local golfer named Elias Francque, who said he turns 17 years old on Friday and hopes he can get the birthday present of helping Bowditch make the cut.
Here's the full thread.
Any local kids/college players in the Quad cities area that are interested in caddying in the tournament this week, this thread is for you. The best response/reason gets the job. 2pm Tues start, finish Friday. 1% chance Sunday. Payment: all leftover gloves and balls are yours— bowdo (@bowdo83) July 10, 2018
Iï¸ visit my grandparents farm nearby. Iï¸ve played the course and loved it. Two of my uncles work for John Deere. I’m a caddy at my local country club and on the golf team. Iï¸ turn 17 on Friday and helping you make the cut would be a great birthday present! Iï¸ love Australia— Elias Francque (@e_francque) July 10, 2018
This man has the heavy lifting for the week.. Thank you to all that offered. Love reading the replies and DMs.— bowdo (@bowdo83) July 10, 2018
Let's get it this week Elias! https://t.co/llmECjxR0H
Let's hope for both Bowditch and Francque, that the duo capitalizes on Bowditch's self-proclaimed one percent chance of making the cut.
Related: John Deere Classic tee times and pairings (Bowditch begins at 1:50 p.m. Thursday)
Update: Francque made a successful caddy debut alongside Bodwitch on Tuesday. We'll update this story all week as the two try to get inside the cutline:
Day one completed with @e_francque The kid is a stud!! #johndeereclassic pic.twitter.com/G0xKNYmueb— bowdo (@bowdo83) July 11, 2018
Great to meet @bowdo83 in person. Iï¸ appreciate the opportunity to be able to caddy for him this week. Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement. Let’s get a W!— Elias Francque (@e_francque) July 11, 2018