'Fluff' caddying for Furyk then Ko at Pinehurst No. 2


PINEHURST, N.C. – Mike “Fluff” Cowan has the unprecedented opportunity to be on the bag for back-to-back U.S. Open champions at Pinehurst.

Cowan, the longtime looper for Jim Furyk, will also carry the bag next week for Lydia Ko, he confirmed Wednesday.

“It’s going to be something of a learning experience for me,” he said, “but hopefully it all works out.”

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Cowan said they were connected through K.J. Choi’s manager with IMG. Cowan said that he’s never met the 17-year-old phenom, and conceded that he doesn’t know much about her other than her age.  

Ko, No. 3 in the Rolex rankings, has yet to find a stable caddie on the LPGA circuit, going through at least a half dozen this season, including her father, Hong.

Cowan hasn’t caddied in a women’s event since he looped for Michelle Wie at Kingsmill in 2004. Furyk was out that week with an injury.