Joe LaCava is having a busy few weeks.
He caddied for Steve Stricker at the Zurich Classic but was told that is was a one-time thing. Then Tiger Woods had ankle fusion surgery, a procedure that will keep the 15-time major champion on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.
With his boss on the couch, LaCava had a clear schedule and decided to pick up Patrick Cantlay’s bag at the Wells Fargo Championship, but this isn’t a one-off. He’ll be Cantlay’s full-time looper.
But not this week.
With the world No. 4 at home preparing for next week’s PGA Championship at Oak Hill in Rochester, New York, LaCava is in Clifton, New Jersey, to caddie for Nelly Korda at the LPGA’s Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club.
Woods, Cantlay, Korda. There are definitely worse players to caddie for.
Nelly Korda has Joe LaCava on the bag this week at the Founders Cup. I’m told this is a one week arrangement and that her regular caddie Jason McDede is expected to be back on the bag for Korda’s next event. pic.twitter.com/r9Ntkw1YQI
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Jason McDede, Korda’s full-time caddie, recently had a baby.
After her memorable interaction with Woods at the 2021 PNC Championship, it must be pretty cool for Korda to have the legend’s caddie on her bag this week.