Skip to main content

Caddie stuffs it inside 5 feet to win 17th-hole contest

TPC Sawgrass
Getty Images

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – James Walton’s tee shot at the par-3 17th stopped 4 ½ feet away from the hole on Wednesday to win the annual closet-to-the-pin caddie competition at TPC Sawgrass.

Walton, who caddies for Y.E. Yang, was the runaway champion, with Kevin Baile (Jason Dufner’s caddie) coming in second at 8 ½ feet, Jimmy Johnson (Steve Stricker) in third at 10 feet, David Clark (Cameron Tringale) alone in fourth at 11 feet and Jay Haas Jr. (Bill Haas) rounding out the top 5 at 12 feet, 11 inches.

Each player makes a donation for the competition and the proceeds go to a local charity.