tiger woods’ Longtime caddy Joe LaCava will be in Patrick Cantlay’s bag for the foreseeable future, just weeks after Woods underwent ankle surgery that put the rest of his 2023 season in doubt.
Cantlay and LaCava will team up at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina this week.
LaCava, famous caddy on 15 occasions PGA tour winner Fred Couples, said he was not «actively looking» for a new gig, but had previously discussed the possibility with Woods.
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«Tiger isn’t going to play a lot going forward,» LaCava said during Tuesday’s practice round at Quail Hollows, via the PGA Tour website. «He’s obviously not retiring. But he will play two to six tournaments a year.»
Woods, 47, underwent surgery on his right ankle on April 19 to «treat his post-traumatic arthritis from his previous talus fracture,» an injury sustained during his February 2021 car accident.
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«Tiger and I have talked about if something comes up, feel free to do something. ‘I know how much you miss it, how much you love caddying.’ And when this opportunity came up, I consulted with Tiger. He said, ‘You’re crazy not to take Get the job done, keep going, go win some tournaments, go have a good time,'» LaCava added.
Todd Lewis of the Golf Channel described LaCava’s move as «full time.»
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Woods’ former agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN there was no timetable for his return.
«Tiger has said repeatedly that he’s going to play a very limited schedule around the majors, his events, the father-son, assuming all goes well in rehab and recovery,» Steinberg said. «Joe wants to work, and I think Tiger understood that. We just kept going.»