Hewitt will caddie for Greg Norman at the Australian PGA, which begins Thursday.
'I know he can play, I've just got to test him out,' Norman said Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency resort course where the tournament will be played. 'He's looking forward to it, we're good buds, and I think it will be good for both of us.'
Hewitt, who slipped to 17th in the year-end tennis rankings from No. 1 last year, is an avid golfer, playing to a handicap of 8.
Norman said he and Hewitt have played golf together several times over the past 18 months to two years, and that the thought of him acting as a caddie 'just evolved.'
If Norman collects a paycheck on Sunday, the usual 10 percent caddie's payment won't be heading into Hewitt's pocket, though.
'If Lleyton Hewitt needs money, then he's in a bad way, let me tell you' Norman said, laughing. 'Whatever percentage of prize money comes out of here, I think he'd be happy to let it go back to Tony (Navarro).'
Navarro, Norman's longtime caddie, carried Norman's bag in practice rounds Monday at Coolum and on Tuesday at nearby Pelican Waters, a Norman-designed course.
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