Cantlay will get OK from Tiger to make use of his caddie


JERSEY CITY, N.Y. — Tiger Woods‘ long-time caddie, Joe LaCava, is again between the ropes for Patrick Cantlay — for one week on the Northern Belief.

Cantlay’s common caddie, Matt Minister, is out attributable to COVID-19, and so Cantlay reached out to LaCava, who lives roughly two hours away in Connecticut.

“I ran it by Tiger first,” LaCava stated, smiling, understanding the query was coming.

Woods has not performed this yr whereas recovering from a severe auto accident on Feb. 23. LaCava, who first began working for Woods within the fall of 2011, has remained on the sideline, besides for 2 earlier forays on the PGA Tour Champions to work for an previous boss, Fred Couples.

This might be LaCava’s first time caddying on the PGA Tour since he labored for Woods final December on the unofficial PNC Championship, the place the 15-time main winner competed along with his son, Charlie, in a 36-hole occasion. Previous to that, it was on the 2020 Masters, performed in November.

Woods has provided no official updates on his scenario since returning dwelling to Florida from a California hospital in late March. He posted a photograph of himself at his yard apply space in April whereas on crutches, and some pictures of surfaced of him with out crutches within the intervening months.

LaCava would solely supply up that when he communicates with Woods “he’s at all times constructive, at all times making an attempt to maneuver ahead.”

Woods withdrew from the Northern Belief when it was final performed right here two years in the past after one spherical attributable to again stiffness.

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