PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Player/caddie chemistry is a mysterious phenomenon.
You never know what’s going to work.
Jessica Korda, who gained a lot of attention dismissing her caddie in the middle of a round at the U.S. Women’s Open last year, has Augusta National Golf Club veteran looper Kyle Bradley on her bag now. They’re off to a strong start with Korda leading the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic halfway through the event.
Sometimes, the smallest of things can make a difference.
“I like his southern accent,” Korda said of Bradley. “It keeps me calm.”
Jenny Suh, who was tied for third going into the final round, has her fiancé, William Britt, on her bag.
They got engaged on Dec. 19, on Suh's parents’ wedding anniversary.
“He was brave enough to propose in front of my parents, and he’s still alive,” Suh said. “So, I guess they really like him.”
Suh said there was an odd squabble on the course this week.
“He's been caddying on and off for me since we started dating, which was like three and a half years now,” Suh said. “We got into some arguments out there about this shot, that shot. He would respond back by saying, `I'm not a caddie, I'm your fiancé, you're not allowed to talk to me like that.’ I'm like, `You're right.’
“But it's nice to have someone that keeps you in check out there. Obviously, if I had a normal caddie, I would have talked to him and not said as many things as I said to Will and expressed how I'm feeling. Will is better at reading me, and he can just bring me back down to the right level.”