Rita honored


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Greg Rita, the long-time PGA Tour caddie and Jacksonville-area resident who passed away on Feb. 27, is being honored this week at TPC Sawgrass by his fellow loopers.

Many caddies in this week’s field are wearing black and white “GR” badges on their hats to remember the former bagman who helped Curtis Strange win back-to-back U.S Opens and John Daly a British Open.

Rita passed away following a 30-month battle with brain tumors and was also honored earlier this week during the annual Caddie Contest at the par-3 17th hole on Wednesday. All of the proceeds from the contest went to Rita’s wife, Kelly, and 4-year-old son, Nicolas.