NAPLES, Fla. – Julieta Granada treats her mother like any other caddie ... in the best way.
With her mother, Rosa, toting her bag, Granada was asked what she will pay her mom/caddie Sunday if she wins the CME Group Tour Championship and its $500,000 first-place check.
“Same as every caddie, 10 percent,” Granada said. “She’s going to be happy.”
Granada, 28, is seeking her second LPGA title, her first since taking the first $1 million payday in the history of women’s golf, when she won the LPGA Playoffs as a rookie at the ADT in 2006. Granada shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round.
Rosa has been Julieta’s caddie her entire professional career, since Julieta joined the Symetra Tour in 2005. Julieta was asked how her mother helps her under pressure.
“Those are inside secrets,” Julieta cracked. “No, I mean, when I get nervous she just tells me to slow down, remember to breathe. I always tell her, 'But if I don't breathe, I'm going to die,’ It’s OK.“We're aware when each other is a little bit nervous, or whatever. We talk about it, walking, and try to get back into our groove.”