Anthony Kim is letting go of the caddie who helped him to his only PGA Tour victories.
Eric Larson, who toted Kim’s bag in both of his breakthrough victories last year, caddied for Kim most of the last two seasons. Larson was told he wouldn't be needed the rest of the fall and is uncertain whether Kim will retain him for next season.
Kim will play the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas with former University of Oklahoma teammate Brodie Flanders as his new caddie.
Kim’s decision had nothing to do with what unfolded at the Presidents Cup, where Kim found himself at the center of controversy in the aftermath of the international team event. Kim told Larson at the Tour Championship that he was going to make a change. Allenby apologized Wednesday for comments accusing Kim of returning to his hotel “sideways” after a night out on the town before their Sunday singles match.
Larson said Kim told him he just felt like he needed a change but that Larson deserved to be on his bag Presidents Cup week.
'Obviously, I was disappointed,' Larson said. 'I would love to continue caddying for Anthony.'
Larson will caddie for his long-time friend and former boss, Mark Calcavecchia, at the Frys.com Open next week, but he’s uncertain about his future. Kim left the door open to a possible reunion.
“Brodie will caddie for the balance of this season while Anthony evaluates the future of the caddie position,” said Chris Armstrong, Kim’s agent.