Ko has 'security expert' on her bag this week

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Lydia Ko will play her first Kraft Nabisco Championship with a residential and commercial security expert toting her bag as caddie.

Actually, that’s Patrick Boyd’s job now, but he is a former LPGA and PGA Tour caddie. Boyd is now working for his family’s security business, Boyd and Associations, a Los Angeles-based firm that is led by his brother.

Boyd was hired by the Ko family through Bobea Park, a former LPGA pro for whom Boyd worked. Park knows the Ko family.


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Boyd, who has been out of the caddie business two years, also worked on the Korean women's tour.

“He told me he is the best caddie,” Ko cracked.

Boyd is impressed by Ko’s game and demeanor.

“She’s got a fantastic attitude and she’s so comfortable,” Boyd said. “This is a big event; this is the Kraft Nabisco, a major. It doesn’t even faze her. She is so comfortable being here.”