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Schauffele's caddie wins contest at par-3 17th

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Kaiser, the caddie for reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Xander Schauffele, won Wednesday’s Caddie Competition at TPC Sawgrass.

Kaiser hit his tee shot at the par-3 17th hole on the Stadium Course, which was playing 137 yards, to 7 feet, 2 inches to edge Jordan Elsen, C.T. Pan’s caddie, and Joe Cruz, who loops for Adam Hadwin and finished third.

Kaiser was the only caddie to hit his tee shot inside 10 feet, although he fell short of the winning shot last year that was hit by Ian Finnis (6 feet, 11 inches).

The Caddie Competition benefits the Bruce Edwards Foundation, which support ALS research.