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Meet Joe Skovron ('Skovy') : Rickie Fowler's Caddie

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  Ricki Fowler (left) and his Caddie Joe Skovron (right) | Credit: @Skovy14 Rickie Fowler is one of the most iconic young golfers on the PGA Tour today. In his 10 years on tour, he's played well enough to have won 5 tournaments, including the 2015 Players Championship. In Addition, Rickie has won 3 international events, two of which were on the European Tour. Rickie is well-known for his amazing skills on and around the green and has arguably one of the best putting strokes on the PGA Tour. We know that a caddie plays a major role in the success of the golfer he or she caddies for, so, who's the golf course analyst behind the super accurate yardages and the laser accurate lines on the greens? Let's take some time to get to know Rickie Fowler's Caddie. Who is Rickie Fowler's caddie? Rickie Fowler's Caddie is Joe Skovron (aka Skovy), the man behind the phenom since the beginning of Rickie's PGA tour career. Joe, like most of the caddies on tour, has deep root

Lexi Thompson Hires Tim Tucker as Her Caddie at the U.S. Women's Open 2020

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Lexi Thompson's Twitter Profile Pic Lexi Thompson is still on the hunt for a 2020 victory and still in search for a full-time caddie. According to a report from Golfweek , Lexi Thompson will be getting some well-experienced help at the this week's US Women's Open, in hopes of capturing her 12th career win and just her 1st in 2020. Who Will Be Lexi Thompson's  Caddie at the 2020 U.S. Women's Open? Tim Tucker will caddie for Lexi at the 2020 US Women's Open. If that name sounds familiar, It's probably because you've heard the name mentioned earlier this year at the US Open along side the name Bryson DeChambeau. That's right! Tim Tucker is Bryson DeChambeau's full-time caddie. The DeChambeau-Tucker duo team resulted in a runaway win the Winged Foot, where Bryson bullied his way around the course to win by a comfortable 6 shots. Perhaps Lexi is looking to get similar results at this week's event. Does Lexi Thompson Have a New Caddie? Not exactly.

The Four Major Championships on the PGA Tour And When They Are Scheduled

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Golf's Major Championship Trophies: The Masters, The PGA Championship, The US Open, and The Open Championship The 2021-2022 PGA Tour calendar is packed with 50 professional events which includes four Major Championships. These tournaments, most commonly referred to as "Majors", are highly sought after and are the most watched events on the tour. Throughout the years, the events that have been considered to be Major championships in a season have been changed a number of times. Back in the 1930s, f or instance, the Majors consisted of 2 amateur events, the US Open, the US Amateur, the British Open, and the British Amateur. The line-up of Majors in a calendar year has since evolved and no longer includes Amateur championships, though amateurs may be invited to most Majors. Here’s everything you need to know about the four Majors on the PGA Tour in the modern Majors era. The Masters Tournament Th 2021-2022 PG Tour schedule will include the following golf Majors: The Masters

Four Ball in Golf - 3 Rules You Probably Didn't Know You Could Leverage

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  2019 US Women's Amateur Four-Ball Champions Erica Shepherd (left) Megan Furtney (right) - USGA/Darren Carroll What is Four Ball in Golf?   Four ball, also referred to as "four ball better ball" (FBBB), is a partner-style format in golf where a side is comprised of a pair of competing partners, each playing their own ball, in either match play or stroke play. In this format, the side’s score is recorded as the lower score between the two competing partners on a given hole. This form of golf is largely referred to as either "best ball" or "better ball". Although "better ball" is the correct term, "best ball" is by far the more commonly used golf term for this format.   Why It’s Called Four Ball   It’s believed that the name four ball simply came about due to the fact that there are four golf balls in play on each hole throughout the round.  The first mention of this format dates back to the R&A’s 1908 edition of their rule book

Golf Divot Repair Tool: What It Is and How to Properly Use It

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2 different types of divot repair tools: single-prong (outer), double-prong (inner) As golfers and caddies, it is our duty to make sure we are doing our best to keep the golf course well maintained. Course maintenance is one of the key components of good golf etiquette . Maintenance covers everything from raking bunkers, to repairing divots, and even covers another important part, repairing ball marks (or pitch marks) on the green. To properly repair a ball mark, we use a divot repair tool. What is a Divot Repair Tool? A divot repair tool is a tool used to remove pitch marks, or ball marks, from the putting surface to ensure that putts roll as close to true as possible. The name of the tool is a bit misleading because it technically doesn’t help repair divots. Remember, divots are small chunks of turf you see after completing your golf swing. “Divot tool” is the more widely adopted term and rolls a little better off the tongue than “pitch mark repair tool” or “ball mark repair tool”.

How to Play the Scramble Format in Golf

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A group of golfers celebrate after completing their round in a scramble outing A scramble in golf, usually a format for outings and special tournaments, is a format where each shot is played from the best option available after each golfer on the team has played. This starts with the tee shot and continues until the hole is completed. As a caddie , I’ve been a part of many tournaments and outings. These tournaments and outings are usually played in a specific format, depending on the types of players involved. Some tournaments weigh heavily on caddies because they can take up a huge amount of extra time or they can cause extra work for caddies. The Scramble format is one that is very caddie friendly, making it highly favored among caddies everywhere. In golf outings and tournaments, a scramble can save significant amounts of time, while also reducing the workload for caddies. Here is a step-by-step breakdown of how to play the scramble format in a golf tournament or outi

Meet Curtis Thompson: Lexi Thompson’s Caddie

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Lexi Thompson (left) and her caddie/brother Curtis Thompson (right) exchanging a putter at the CME Tour Championship 2018 (golf.com) Lexi Thompson is a budding star on the LPGA tour. She amassed an impressive 11 LPGA titles, one of which was a major, before she even turned 25. She’s earned $10.1 MM in her professional career, she's currently ranked at number 9 on the Rolex rankings. Lexi was also named Rookie of the Year in 2012. This impressive resume is surely one of the most decorated on the LPGA tour and sets her on pace for a ballot in the Hall of Fame. This great success, while largely a testament to her hard work and indubitable athletic skills, comes with some help from her caddie. As we touched on before, a caddie (not “caddy”) is instrumental in the mental part of a golfer’s game; as well as decision making down the stretch. Let’s take a look at Lexi Thompson’s caddie and how he’s helped her accomplish such greatness. Who is Lexi Thompson’s Caddie? Lexi Tho