DORAL, Fla. – More than a week and half after the “incident,” Rickie Fowler’s layup on TPC Scottsdale’s 15th hole was still a topic of conversation at the WGC-CA Championship.
Whether Fowler should have been more aggressive with his first Tour title in the making depends on who you ask. What doesn’t seem up for debate is what Fowler’s caddie should have done given the circumstances.
“A caddie makes his money on the back nine on Sunday,” said one longtime looper who requested anonymity. “That’s when a player needs a clear head. You can’t convince your player to do anything they don’t want to do, but he should have tried.”
Add a new element to the caddie credo: show up, shut up, keep up and man up.