Which caddie hit the best shot on island-green 17th at TPC Sawgrass?

Zach Guthrie
Luke Guthrie via Twitter
Zach Guthrie, who caddies for his brother Luke, took his cut on the island-green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass on Wednesday in the caddie contest won by Chris Callas.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 | 10:31 p.m.

One of the most fun parts of Players Championship Week is the one-hole caddie tournament – on the "island-green" par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.

It was held again on Wednesday, and this year's winner is Chris Callas, who lugs the bag for Shawn Stefani. He hit the winning shot to within 7 feet, 8 inches of the cup.

And the stat you really want to know: Of the 111 caddies to take a swing, a whopping 51 of them hit their shots into the water. (By contrast, 44 players went into the drink during the four rounds of the 2013 Players Championship).

For his victory, Callas received a cash prize (the amount of which wasn't revealed) and, perhaps even better, a VIP parking spot in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse lot Thursday through Sunday.

Though it's all in fun, the caddie contest honors the memory of Bruce Edwards, the longtime caddie for Tom Watson who died in 2004 from Lou Gehrig's Disease. The PGA Tour players Players contribute to the prize fund and, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Edwards' death, the PGA Tour itself matched the prize fund and donated that to the Bruce Edwards Foundation.

Here's the reaction from the winner: