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(USA Today)   Bubba Watson blames his caddy after suffering severe iron deficiency (w/video)   (ftw.usatoday.com) divider line 25
    More: Fail, iron deficiency, Bubba Watson, caddy, Rafael Nadal  
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2013-06-25 09:23:46 AM  
You'll get over it, Bubba.
 
2013-06-25 10:03:04 AM  
that's the american way.  it's always someone else's fault.  he'll probably hire a blood-sucking attorney to sue his caddy.

/sarcasm
 
2013-06-25 10:19:05 AM  

stir22: that's the american way.  it's always someone else's fault.  he'll probably hire a blood-sucking attorney to sue his caddy.

/sarcasm


Meh, heat of battle. If the caddy gave him the wrong yardage it IS his fault. either way I'm sure this kind of thing happens all the time on the course, just not so close to the microphone.

/I like Bubba
//I never took lessons either
 
2013-06-25 10:57:02 AM  
I'm going to put it right on the line. There's been a lot of complaints already. Fooling around on the course, bad language, smoking grass, poor caddying. If you guys want to get fired. If you want to be replaced by golf carts, just keep it up.
 
2013-06-25 12:18:40 PM  
I don't get the caddy in golf. Not a huge golf fan, but a pro golfer needs someone to tell him yardage and what club to use? Aren't those things kind of part of being a professional golfer?

Swing coach I get. Guy to carry the bag, that makes sense. But someone to tell you how far and what club to hit doesn't make sense to me. Then you blame that guy when you hit it in the drink?
 
2013-06-25 12:30:59 PM  
wagesofwins.com

"Damn you people. Go back to your shanties."
 
2013-06-25 12:44:49 PM  
Are people really upset at this? If you give your boss bad information and he messes up is it his fault? Of course. Is he still going to be mad at you? Yes of course he is. That's life. You make a mistake and your boss will be mad. Also he's probably paying the caddy $300,000 to tell him how far from the hole he is. For $300,000 you better be right.
 
2013-06-25 12:54:59 PM  
I like the announcers reaction: "Hey, you hit it Bub."
 
2013-06-25 12:59:21 PM  
It is not fair to judge a person by what they say immediately after a bad golf shot.
 
2013-06-25 01:16:42 PM  

Vance Uppercut: It is not fair to judge a person by what they say immediately after a bad golf shot.


true.  however he  continued after blowing it over the green with his third.  then berating him on the green after he putted.  Three times is a dick move.
 
2013-06-25 01:34:04 PM  

Crewmannumber6: stir22: that's the american way.  it's always someone else's fault.  he'll probably hire a blood-sucking attorney to sue his caddy.

/sarcasm

Meh, heat of battle. If the caddy gave him the wrong yardage it IS his fault. either way I'm sure this kind of thing happens all the time on the course, just not so close to the microphone.

/I like Bubba
//I never took lessons either


i like bubba too, that's why it shocked me.  probably not so much a function of that particular tourney, but more his overall frustration with his play since he won the masters.   i really, really hope he doesn't pull a david duval.
 
2013-06-25 01:44:15 PM  

js34603: I don't get the caddy in golf. Not a huge golf fan, but a pro golfer needs someone to tell him yardage and what club to use? Aren't those things kind of part of being a professional golfer?

Swing coach I get. Guy to carry the bag, that makes sense. But someone to tell you how far and what club to hit doesn't make sense to me. Then you blame that guy when you hit it in the drink?



Well, it's not like the pro golfer's can't do it, it's just a time/energy/focus saving thing. To make a terrible comparison: I'm sure most NASCAR drivers  could change their tires, re-fuel the cars and tape up minor damage during stops, but the sport's evolved such that the crews do that job.

For instance, a caddy has a yardage book, giving accurate distance to/from various tee boxes, obstacles, hazards, pin locations (etc...). They also keep tabs on the wind, grass conditions, scoreboard, etc..  These are all things a pro golfer could do, but having it taken care of allows them to focus on the game. A pro can eyeball a yardage to half a club (or even a few yards in the right conditions), but add in elevation changes and wind, and it's better to go by the book. The one area a caddy can really come in handy is when they can successfully talk a golfer into or out of a shot, while making it seem like the right choice, and not a cop-out/dangerous move. A check and balance or second opinion during the round, as it were, but one that leaves the golfer confident in his choices, rather than second-guessed or fearful of a risky-looking shot.

/Wow, that was a lot of caddy talk.
//tl;dr - they're useful, but unnecessary.
 
2013-06-25 02:36:10 PM  

forstmeister: I like the announcers reaction: "Hey, you hit it Bub."



I read that in Wolverine's voice.
 
2013-06-25 02:36:48 PM  

10up: I'm going to put it right on the line. There's been a lot of complaints already. Fooling around on the course, bad language, smoking grass, poor caddying. If you guys want to get fired. If you want to be replaced by golf carts, just keep it up.



*Applause*
 
2013-06-25 02:51:20 PM  

Vance Uppercut: It is not fair to judge a person by what they say immediately after a bad golf shot.


We have a rule in my main group. After a poor shot you're not allowed to say anything to that individual for at least 30 seconds. If you do, the shooter is well within his rights to respond with any vile thing and not be held accountable for it.

Not, "Nice try", "too bad", not "bad bounce" and especially NOT tips on what he should have done or what he did wrong.
 
2013-06-25 03:29:37 PM  
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2013-06-25 04:06:52 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: Vance Uppercut: It is not fair to judge a person by what they say immediately after a bad golf shot.

We have a rule in my main group. After a poor shot you're not allowed to say anything to that individual for at least 30 seconds. If you do, the shooter is well within his rights to respond with any vile thing and not be held accountable for it.

Not, "Nice try", "too bad", not "bad bounce" and especially NOT tips on what he should have done or what he did wrong.


It's golf, and y'all ain't pros.
 
2013-06-25 04:55:08 PM  
Don't count that, I was interfered with.
 
2013-06-25 05:46:04 PM  
'Hey, wait a minnit.  That's only 50 cents.....'

'Lou's been losing at the track, so he raised the price of cokes'.

'Well I ain't paying no 50 cents for a coke'

'Ho Hoooo, well you ain't getting no coke, noam saying?'
 
2013-06-25 09:45:06 PM  

Loomy: /Wow, that was a lot of caddy talk.


Thanks for the info.  I kinda knew this, but you explained it very well.

Now, does anyone know if the caddie really screwed up, or was he just taking the rap.
 
2013-06-25 10:09:16 PM  

knbwhite: Loomy: /Wow, that was a lot of caddy talk.

Thanks for the info.  I kinda knew this, but you explained it very well.

Now, does anyone know if the caddie really screwed up, or was he just taking the rap.

He isn't a member, Grandma - he's a caddy.
 
2013-06-25 10:18:43 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: Vance Uppercut: It is not fair to judge a person by what they say immediately after a bad golf shot.

We have a rule in my main group. After a poor shot you're not allowed to say anything to that individual for at least 30 seconds. If you do, the shooter is well within his rights to respond with any vile thing and not be held accountable for it.

Not, "Nice try", "too bad", not "bad bounce" and especially NOT tips on what he should have done or what he did wrong.


+100.  Also: do not talk to my farking ball while it's in the air.  I don't know why, but that drives me especially crazy.
 
2013-06-25 10:47:24 PM  

The Smails Kid: He isn't a member, Grandma - he's a caddy.


At least caddies don't eat their boogers.
 
2013-06-25 10:59:25 PM  

freddie freeloader: JohnnyCanuck: Vance Uppercut: It is not fair to judge a person by what they say immediately after a bad golf shot.

We have a rule in my main group. After a poor shot you're not allowed to say anything to that individual for at least 30 seconds. If you do, the shooter is well within his rights to respond with any vile thing and not be held accountable for it.

Not, "Nice try", "too bad", not "bad bounce" and especially NOT tips on what he should have done or what he did wrong.

+100.  Also: do not talk to my farking ball while it's in the air.  I don't know why, but that drives me especially crazy.


you sound bad at golf
 
2013-06-25 11:20:26 PM  

knbwhite: The Smails Kid: He isn't a member, Grandma - he's a caddy.

At least caddies don't eat their boogers.


ahoy, polloi! Where'd you come from - a Scotch ad?
 
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