Joe LaCava is back on the green this week



by ANDREA GUSSONI

Joe LaCava is back on the green this week

Tiger Woods' iconic caddy will be on a new bag this week. He will accompany Nelly Korda, the world N.2, during the Cognizant Founders Cup, in New Jersey.

Joe LaCava, situation

For a few weeks, Joe LaCava has had a new foal.

Now on the bag of Patrick Cantlay, the 68-year-old man was to be at rest this week since the world number 4 is skipping the PGA Tour this week. But Tiger Woods' caddy was called in to carry another bag this week. Indeed, the world number 2 Nelly Korda called on him.

The ephemeral duo will thus be at the start of the Cognizant Founders Cup from Thursday in New Jersey. It will also face the French Céline Boutier, Perrine Delacour and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard in this three million dollar tournament.

Eldrick Tont Woods (born December 30, 1975), better known as Tiger Woods, is an American golfer. Considered among the best golfers of all time, as well as the best of the modern era, in his more than twenty-year career he won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, making him the most successful player in history ; held the number one position in the OWG world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, 281 of which were consecutive weeks (from June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010), and is the only golfer to have won all four majors in the modern era within a single year (between 2000 and 2001).

In 2014, he became the first sportsman in the world to surpass one billion dollars in earnings from wins and sponsorships. He was later surpassed by Michael Jordan and his net worth is estimated at $1.8 billion as of 2023, making him the second highest paid sportsman ever.

In 2019, US President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States of America. On May 29, 2017, while in Jupiter, he was first arrested and then released on bail for driving under the influence.

Subsequently Woods apologized for the incident, saying however that his psychophysical alteration was due to a reaction caused by a mix of medicines prescribed to him by a doctor, and not to an abuse of alcoholic substances; the version was later confirmed by the police, who revealed that the golfer's condition was caused by taking alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, along with the various painkillers that Woods is forced to take after back surgery.

Nelly Korda