Reynolds' haircut on hold as long as boss Watney continues strong play

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Nick Watney's caddie Chad Reynolds was due for a haircut several weeks ago, but he's happily delaying it as long as Watney continues to play well.
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Published: Friday, March 04, 2011 | 7:31 p.m.

This is one bet Chad Reynolds doesn’t mind losing, no matter how he looks.

Reynolds, the caddie for Nick Watney, was due for a haircut about a month ago. At Torrey Pines, he made a wager with the boss before the final round. He would cut his hair when Watney failed to finish in the top 10.


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That seemed reasonable, since Watney was 11 shots out of the lead.

“I’m thinking about driving to Phoenix and getting my hair cut Monday morning, and he drops a 63 on me,” Reynolds said.

Watney had a tournament-best 63 to tie for sixth. Then came a tie for fifth at the Phoenix Open. A week later at Pebble Beach, he was eight shots behind going into Sunday and closed with a 67 to tie for sixth.

And the hair kept growing.

Watney needed to win two matches for a top 10 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. He beat Anthony Kim in the first round, then beat Lee Westwood before losing in the third round.

Watney is off this week, then plays at Doral, where two years ago he lost by one shot to Phil Mickelson.