MEDINAH, Ill. – The U.S. side seems likely to set out at this week’s Ryder Cup without a member of the team. No, it’s not a player who has been moved to the “DL,” it’s Dustin Johnson’s caddie Bobby Brown.
Brown injured himself putting on his socks prior to the second round at last week’s Tour Championship and was replaced midway through Friday’s loop by one of Johnson’s college teammates. An MRI on Monday in Chicago revealed Brown has a herniated disc in his back.
“It’s just not worth it,” Johnson said on Tuesday at Medinah. “He will be a part of it, but he wants to caddie for a long time. It’s not worth ending his career just to caddie this week.”
Brown was recovering and receiving therapy in a Chicagoland hotel and was still holding out hope he could work, but U.S. captain Davis Love III’s normal caddie, Jeff Weber, was on Johnson’s bag during Tuesday’s practice round.
“As of right now I don’t think (he can caddie),” Johnson said.