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Tiger Woods' Caddie Pays Heckler $25 to Go Away

Tiger Woods' Caddie Pays Heckler $25 to Go Away
Joe LaCava, Tiger Woods caddie (Dreamstimes)

Friday, 17 August 2018 08:55 AM

Tiger Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava, said he paid a heckling spectator $25 to try to get the man to leave the course at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in early August. It didn't work, so security booted the guy.

Appearing on the ESPN radio show Golic and Wingo on Wednesday, LaCava said he and Woods came across a spectator during the final round of the tournament in Akron, Ohio, who continued to heckle Woods.

"He goes, 'Well, if you give me the $25 I paid for a ticket today, I'll leave,'" LaCava recounted. "So I go, 'Here's $25.'''

After LaCava paid him, the man did not leave or stop his badgering, leading LaCava to ask a member of security to have the fan ejected.

"He didn't have a problem,'' LaCava said. "And actually, I got a standing ovation for kicking the guy out of there.''

Woods had begun the tournament's final round in a tie for 28th and shot 3-over 73, finishing in a tie for 31st at even par for the tournament.

At another point during his radio appearance, LaCava, who began caddying for Woods in 2011, also described an approach he has used to break the tension with humor when Woods is struggling off the tee.

"Sometimes I joke so that Tiger can hear going down certain holes," LaCava said. "I'll joke with the other caddies and say, 'How are the fairways? Are they in good shape today?'"

Woods went 0-for-7 hitting fairways on the front nine during Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship in St. Louis, although he managed to shoot 3 under in that span after needing just 10 putts to complete nine holes.

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Tiger Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava, said he paid a heckling spectator $25 to try to get the man to leave the course at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in early August. It didn't work, so security booted the guy.
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