Kick ball


DORAL, Fla. – Ernie Els’ caddie Ricci Roberts accidentally kicked Steve Stricker’s golf ball which was laying in the rough on the group’s first hole (No. 10) on Friday at the WGC-CA Championship. Stricker was allowed to replace the ball to its original position and Els was not issued a penalty.

“We were ribbing him a little. Asking, ‘How many years he’s caddied out here?’” Stricker smiled.

Roberts’ reply? “Twenty-nine years,” he deadpanned.