Tiger Woods announced tonight that he has hired Joe LaCava, Fred Couples’ longtime caddie and most recently Dustin Johnson’s caddie has his new caddie.
This is a surprise — most people didn’t think Joe would leave someone with such youth and upside like Dustin. If I had to guess, the combination of being able to caddie for Tiger and the fact that DJ might be joining the European Tour would mean more travel for LaCava, who has two young kids.
Tiger said the following on his website: “‘Mark [Steinberg] and I were approached by a lot of people, including Joe, who expressed an interest in becoming my caddie. This was an important decision, and I wanted to think about it carefully. Also, out of deference for the FedExCup Playoffs, I decided to wait until they were concluding to have substantive talks. We then spoke to Joe and came to an agreement.
Joe is an outstanding caddie, and I have known him for many years. I’ve personally seen the great job he did for Freddie [Couples]. I’m anxious for us to be working together.'”