Woods admits Joel is a caddie candidate


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Tiger Woods acknowledged Wednesday that Shane Joel’s been strongly recommended to him as a candidate to become his next caddie.

As GolfChannel.com reported Tuesday, Mark O’Meara, Woods’ friend, made the recommendation. Joel caddies for O’Meara.

“There's nobody I've committed to,” Woods said. “Mark was nice enough to talk to me about it and said that Shane is available if I so choose. But going to this major championship, I'm focused on this. After this event, I'll sit down and really look at it hopefully going to the playoffs.”

Woods fired his longtime caddie, Steve Williams, at the AT&T National this summer. Bryon Bell is on Woods’ bag as temporary caddie. Bell is a childhood friend of Woods who is president of Tiger Woods Design.