Tiger Woods’ caddie paid a heckler $25 to leave the WGC-Bridgestone!

No seriously, THIS actually happened at Firestone two weeks ago...

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 16 Aug 2018

Tiger Woods' caddie Joe LaCava has revealed how he bribed a fan to leave his boss alone alone at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone two weeks ago.


LaCava told ESPN how a man heckled Woods throughout the final round of the tournament and enough was enough by the time they got to the 14th tee. 

Woods' bagman went over to the man and told him to go and watch the action elsewhere on the course, to which the man agreed on terms that LaCava reimbursed his ticket.

LaCava agreed and handed over $25, but it wasn't an easy process. 

"I had a little incident with a guy who was harassing my guy on the 14th hole at Akron the last day outside the ropes, roughening him up pretty good," said LaCava.

"I said, hey listen bud, why you gotta go there? Everyone’s having a good time, everyone’s pulling for Tiger. You don’t like the guy that’s one thing, but you don’t to be yelling at my guy, screaming negative stuff like that. And I said at the end of the day, if you affect him, his performance, it effects my bottomline.

"So he calls me a couple names and I go back and forth with the guy, and I say why don’t you just leave. And he says well if you give me $25 for the ticket that I bought today I’ll leave. And I said here you go, here’s $25."

But it didn't just end there.

"So yeah I whipped out $25 and he starts to go down the 14th fairway toward the green. I say look pal $25 is $25 you gotta head the other way. So he starts to head the other way, he goes 20 yards down the line, then he calls me a certain other, a swear word.

"I then run 20 yards back the other way and I’m going face to face with this guy. And all the sudden Tiger’s looking for a yardage, and I’m in it with this guy 20 yards down the line. So some cop has to come in, push this guy outta the way, and take him outta the tournament."

So what did Tiger say when he came to give the yardage?! 

"We were so far to the right of the trees, and he was on his third shot believe it or not, we were still 150 yards away from the green, and he didn’t really know what happened. He heard the commotion, he heard the guy yelling at him, so we talked about it after the fact, but he didn’t really know how it developed.

"Tiger says I was wondering what happened, and he goes normally it wouldn’t take that long to get a yardage. I said well a little incident down the road. He didn’t have a problem with it, and actually I gotta standing ovation for kicking the guy outta there."

Woods, a record eight-time winner of the Bridgestone, finished in a tie for 31st, but rebounded the following week with a runner-up spot behind US PGA champion Brooks Koepka.