Caddie and Kerr back together again


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Jason Gilroyed lived the dream with Cristie Kerr.

He toted her bag as caddie when she won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles in 2007.

He lived the nightmare, too. He got fired shortly after.

“You’ll have to ask Cristie why,” Gilroyed told reporters Friday at the LPGA Championship.

So we asked Kerr after she shot 6-under-par 66 to grab the lead halfway through the LPGA Championship. Gilroyed is back on her bag this season after more than two years away.

“We were both very immature and butting heads,” Kerr said bluntly. “I think we had a lot of success early in our career together, and it was just kind of like we got on each other’s nerves. It was never his performance as a caddie or me as a player. I probably, maybe, fired him a little hastily, but I’ve matured a lot in the last couple years, and so has he. It was time for us to get back together.”

Gilroyed says he likes to caddie a little more aggressively than most caddies. When Kerr won the State Farm LPGA Classic two weeks ago, it was their sixth victory together.