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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 130
CADDIE RACES THEY can hang a 20kg bag off their shoulders while walking 7km a day, five days a week, but the thought that caddies might do themselves some damage by running 150m was too much for the PGA Tour to bear. The Tour moved swiftly to pull the pin on one of the highlights of the season – the annual caddie races at events like the Crowne Plaza Invitational and Phoenix Open. The Crowne Plaza had even implemented betting on the annual races at the par-3 13th, but that all ended with this classic line from PGA Tour executive Andy Pazder: “Running 150 yards puts caddies at risk for injury”. What a killjoy. HE WEARS SHORT SHORTS IT SPEAKS volumes about golf’s often stuffy disposition that the non-PGA Tour-sanctioned Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals caused a ruckus in 2012 when it allowed players to wear shorts. It also speaks volumes that we’re talking about wearing shorts as something that could make the game more fun. Commentators, players and former pros all potted the decision to allow a bit of leg three years ago, and thus the trouser requirement remains, despite caddies being allowed to air their calves since 1999.
OTG Express 129
OTG Express 131