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Friday, October 24, 2014

Odds on Who Will be Tiger Woods’ Next Caddie

A shocker was sent throughout the golf world Wednesday when it was revealed Tiger Woods was firing longtime caddie Stevie Williams. Tiger seemed to be upset that Williams caddied for Adam Scott at the U.S. Open and AT&T National even though he gave Williams his blessing.

After over 12 years together, the two are parting ways and only two questions remain: how much hush money did Tiger pay Steve to keep quiet, and who will be the replacement? While we can’t answer the first question, we have an idea about the second.

We’ve seen odds placed on two different sportsbook sites and most of the names are the same. Here are the odds (on the left will be Paddy Power’s odds, on the right will be Skybet):

Fanny Sunesson (6/4, 50/1) – Caddied and won four majors with Nick Faldo, currently working with Henrik Stenson

Mike Fluff Cowan (N/A, 9/2) – Tiger’s original caddie, currently working with Jim Furyk. It would be tough to see Tiger bring him back; it would be an admission that he was wrong to let him go.

Bryon Bell (13/8, 10/1) – Tiger’s childhood friend, he was the point man in setting up many of the golfer’s girly arrangements. Asking him to caddie too would be a lot to request.

Billy Foster (8/1, 5/2) – Currently the caddie for Lee Westwood who is one of the top players in the world. Unlikely he would leave that situation.

Joe LeCava (20/1, 20/1) – Working with Dustin Johnson, another golfer on the rise. Tough to see him leaving.

Tony Navarro (6/1, 11/2) – Let go by Adam Scott recently, he’s caught on with Angel Cabrera.

Jason Sobel at The Golf Channel also mentions Ricci Roberts and Brett Waldman as possibilities.

Paddy Power lists Paul Tesori and John Wood with strong odds. Tesori has caddied for Vijay Singh, Wood caddies for Hunter Mahan.

Head nod to Lakeshore Dave for the tip



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