Golf is a complex sport compared to many other sports. The fact that the player doesn’t have to carry their bags and clubs themselves is one of its most important features. The caddie takes care of this task for the player. A good caddie can be as important as good health. Joe LaCava, a professional caddie announced that he had split from Tiger Woods .
They have been together since 12 years. Golf Channel reports that LaCava is now carrying the bags for Patrick Cantlay. Matt Minister, who has been with the world’s number four since 2017, will be replaced by LaCava. This year, he will start his tenure at the Wells Fargo Championships and is likely to stick with Cantlay.
Woods’ recent injuries could be a factor in this split. Woods, who is regarded by many as one of the greatest golfers of all time has recently endured the toughest phase of his career. Since his car accident of 2021, Woods has struggled. This year, he was forced to withdraw from the Augusta Masters.
Since then, he has undergone the subtalar surgery. In this procedure, doctors fuse two bones and one joint located below the ankle to form a larger bone. The movement below the right foot is narrowed as a result. Woods could miss the rest of the PGA Tour season 2022-2023 due to this surgery and the recovery phase.
Joe LaCava is now Patrick Cantlay’s caddie
Many golf fans have been shocked by the news that Joe LaCava has left Tiger Woods . Woods reportedly allowed LaCava to make the switch, and was pleased for him. The duo has enjoyed a lot of success together including the win at the Masters in 2019.
LaCava has now joined Patrick Cantlay. The golfer was criticized for his slow play many times. Cantlay received a lot of trolling on social media despite achieving a hole-in one during the RBC Heritage.
LaCava served Fred Couples for 20 years before joining Woods in his role as caddie. LaCava joined Woods after Woods split up with his previous caddie Steve Williams in 2011. Cantlay is currently in the middle of a season that has seen him finish six times among the top ten. He is still looking for his one win. Hopefully, joining LaCava can bring him luck and help him win the big prize.