Long-time Tiger Woods caddie Joe LaCava reportedly pairing with No. 1 LPGA golfer Nelly Korda
With Tiger Woods on the shelf, caddie Joe LaCava is picking up some extra gigs. LaCava, Woods' long-time caddie, will reportedly pair with No. 1 LPGA golfer Nelly Korda at the Cognizant Founders Cup, according to Kyle Porter of CBS Sports.
LaCava will reportedly serve as Korda's caddie for the week. The Cognizant Founders Cup, which is played at the Upper Montclair Country Club in New Jersey, will take place between May 11-14. Korda is the favorite to win the event.
-The pairing between Korda and LaCava will be temporary for a numbers of reasons. Following the Founders Cup, LaCava will once again serve as a caddie for No. 4-ranked men's golfer Patrick Cantlay at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill, which begins May 18. LaCava caddied for Cantlay at the Wells Fargo Championship last week. In addition to that, Korda's usual caddie, Jason McDede, is taking some time off due to the birth of a child. McDede will presumably continue to be Korda's full-time caddie once back from leave.
Tiger Woods OK with LaCava looking elsewhere
LaCava and Woods have worked together since 2011. LaCava caddied for Woods at the Masters in April. Woods had to pull out of the event due to a foot injury.
Following the Masters, Woods underwent foot surgery and is out indefinitely. That opened the door for LaCava to pick up some extra gigs. LaCava spoke to Woods prior to working with Cantlay and Korda. Woods was reportedly on board with LaCava looking for other opportunities.
LaCava has a lengthy history as a caddie. He worked with both Fred Couples and Dustin Johnson before paring up with Woods in 2011.
If and when Woods is ready to return to the course, LaCava will likely be there. Until then, LaCava will keep looking for other opportunities.