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Ko to use former Nicklaus caddie

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Lydia Ko will begin her LPGA rookie year with a new caddie on her bag.

Scott Lubin, who caddied for Jack Nicklaus on the Champions Tour for seven years, will tote for Ko for the first time at this week’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Lubin also caddied for another teen phenom, Tianlang Guan. He toted for Guan at Nicklaus’ event last year, the Memorial.

“I kind of look at what I need and what my game is, and I see what my weaknesses are, especially windy conditions, like it is today,” Ko said. “I might need help with club selection and how much extra yardage I need from the wind, and I kind of needed a caddie where he could actually support me, and I would be able to hit the ball confidently.”