Webb Simpson playing for caddie's struggling newborn in Maui

Isaiah Tesori
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Isaiah Tesori, newborn son of Paul Tesori who caddies for Webb Simpson, was born Saturday with complications.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, January 06, 2014 | 8:43 a.m.

Golf is a tight-knit community at every level, especially the pros.

This week in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 2012 U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson is without his regular caddie, Paul Tesori. Instead, Simpson is borrowing buddy Bubba Watson's caddie, Ted Scott, so that Tesori could be home for the birth of he and wife Michelle's second child.

On Saturday, Tesori took to Twitter to announce the birth of his little boy, Isaiah. He also shared every parent's nightmare -- Isaiah was born with some complications.

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Here's the original tweet from Tesori:

Tim Rosaforte, from Golf Channel and Golf World, followed up on Sunday morning and reported that Isaiah Tesori was still in the NICU with a virus and a possibility of Down's.

Not surprisingly, the Tesoris have been inundated with an outpouring of support and well wishes.

Scott, in fact, had the name, "ISAIAH," emblazoned on the bill of his hat during the third round of the Tournament of Champions.


Here are a couple of more tweets sent out by Tesori:


"Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted me to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day, and that's what Teddy and I did," Simpson said, following a 5-under 68 on Sunday that had him tied for the 54-hole lead. "You know, I felt like we were out there playing for Isaiah.

"Paul needs something to watch there in the hospital. It's been a long few days, so hopefully we gave him something good to see on TV."

For more updates, or to send well wishes, you can follow Tesori on Twitter, @PaulTesori.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.