While Tiger Woods won’t be participating in the Northern Trust this weekend, his longtime caddie Joe LaCava will be out on the course.
LaCava, who has caddied for Woods since 2011, will be on the bag for Patrick Cantlay at Liberty National in Jersey City, New Jersey. It will be the first time he’ll work on the PGA Tour since he caddied for Woods at the PNC Championship last December.
“I ran it by Tiger first,” LaCava said, via ESPN’s Bob Harig. He’ll be filling in for Cantlay’s usual caddie Matt Minister, who is sidelined with COVID-19.
Woods, of course, has been out of action since suffering serious leg injuries in a car crash in February. He has shown positive signs in his recovery lately, but his golf future remains uncertain.
Tiger’s caddie Joe LaCava is on the bag for Patrick Cantlay at the Northern Trust this week.
Just a fill-in gig as Cantlay’s full time looper, Matt Minister, is out with COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/4E8Xk53EaU
— Daniel Rapaport (@Daniel_Rapaport) August 17, 2021
Cantlay has made 20-of-21 cuts during the 2021 PGA Tour season, earning five top-10 finishes and winning a pair of tournaments: the Zozo Championship last October and the Memorial Tournament back in June.
He will tee off in the first round of the Northern Trust at 8:26 p.m. ET Thursday.
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