Tiger Woods will have an experienced caddy

For his return to competition this week in Los Angeles, in what will be his first tournament of 2024, Tiger Woods has enlisted the services of a very experienced caddy

by Andrea Gussoni
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Tiger Woods will have an experienced caddy
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For his return to competition this week in Los Angeles, in what will be his first tournament of 2024, Tiger Woods has enlisted the services of a very experienced caddy. The former world number 1's long-time friend, Rob McNamara, who was on Tiger Woods' bag at the Hero World Challenge in December, will give up his place.

But the Tiger did not accept the offer of his compatriot and friend Fred Couples who had declared that he was ready to caddy Woods at the Riviera Country Club if he asked him to do so. Indeed, according to different sources, Tiger Woods will appear at the start of the Genesis Invitational this week with Lance Bennett at his side.

Tiger Woods, caddie

An experienced caddy who this season usually carries the bag of the young Belgian Adrien Dumont de Chassart and whose debut on the circuits dates back to 2006. In the past, Lance Bennett has also carried the bag for Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar, with whom he won The Players in 2012 and took part in three Ryder Cups.

We saw him more recently alongside Daniel Berger or Sungjae Im at the Masters last year and Davis Riley. He was also the caddy for several renowned golfers on the LPGA. Paula Creamer, Juli Inkster and former world number 1, Lorena Ochoa, have enlisted his services.

It is difficult to say at this stage if Woods intends to go to the Augusta Masters, the first Major of the season, with this American from Virginia, father of three children. Tiger Woods born as Eldrick Tont Woods (Cypress, California, December 30, 1975) - American golfer.

He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. His father, Earl, is a retired member of the US Armed Forces. The father has African, Chinese and Indian origins, and the mother Kutilda has Thai, Chinese and Dutch origins.

His real name is Eldrick. He was nicknamed "Tiger" after his father's friend from the Vietnam War. Over time, everyone called him that, so he took the name Tiger as his official name. He was a child prodigy. He started practicing golf at the age of two.

He learned from his father, who was a solid amateur golfer. At the age of 3, he appeared on television and played golf against actor Bob Hope. At the age of 8, he won the world junior championship.[1] At the age of 18, he became the youngest in history to win the US amateur championship.

He achieved excellent results in the junior competition and later in the senior competition. In 2005, at the age of 29, he reached a milestone by winning ten major professional golf titles. This put him in third place all-time behind Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen. He and Bobby Jones are the only golfers to win thirteen major titles before the age of 30.

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