Tiger Woods' longtime caddie has discovered a brand new bag, signaling the tip of an period in golf

  • Tiger Woods’ longtime caddie Joe LaCava has discovered a brand new bag.
  • LaCava is now looping for Patrick Cantlay, presently ranked No. 4 on this planet.
  • LaCava caught with Woods by way of a number of accidents, and his transfer might sign that Tiger does not have a lot golf left in him.

Some of the influential duos within the final decade of golf is breaking apart.

Caddie Joe LaCava, who has carried the bag of Tiger Woods since 2011, is taking on a brand new job, looping with No. 4 on this planet Patrick Cantlay.

Based on Todd Lewis of Golf Channel, the change is for “the foreseeable future.”

Woods and LaCava received 11 occasions collectively, together with Woods’ miraculous victory at Augusta Nationwide on the 2019 Masters.

Via their time collectively, LaCava has stood by for Woods as he recovered from a number of sugeries and accidents, by no means taking over one other participant’s bag full-time regardless of undoubtedly having alternatives.

In 2018, LaCava expressed his emotions in direction of Tiger, and why it was value it to stay with him by way of thick and skinny.

“If I might reside one other 100 years I would wait one other 100 years. I used to be by no means going to not work for Tiger so long as he was going to have me,” LaCava mentioned. “I simply needed to work for him and nobody else. I believe that helped a bit bit, figuring out that he had a buddy that thought that a lot of him as an individual and his sport.”

However Woods’ remaining tournaments are restricted, as he once again had surgery after withdrawing from the Masters` throughout a rain-soaked third spherical.

LaCava, 59, nonetheless has a while left to maintain on carrying a prime bag within the sport, and acquired Tiger’s blessing to take action.

“Tiger’s not going to play a lot going forwards,” LaCava mentioned, per PGATour.com. “Clearly he is not retiring. However he will play two to 6 tournaments a yr. Tiger and I’ve talked about if one thing have been to come back up, be at liberty to do one thing. ‘I understand how a lot you miss it, how a lot you’re keen on caddying.’ And when this chance arose, I checked with Tiger. And he mentioned, ‘You are loopy to not take the job, go ahead, go win some tournaments, go have a good time.’”

Cantlay and LaCava already had a longtime relationship, with LaCava on Cantlay’s bag at The Northern Belief in 2021, the place the duo completed T11.

Now it seems the partnership will look to develop on that end, with this week’s Wells Fargo Championship their first match collectively on a everlasting foundation.