Who is Tiger Woods' new caddie? Meet Rob McNamara

Tiger Woods has chosen Rob McNamara, a close friend and confidante, to carry his bag at this week's Hero World Challenge. 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2023
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With Tiger Woods having split with long-term caddie Joe LaCava earlier this year, he was heading into this week's Hero World Challenge without one. 

Woods has had three long-term caddies throughout his career: Mike Cowan, Steve Williams and LaCava; however, a new face will be carrying the sticks for Woods this week, and he's not a well-recognised looper on the circuit. 

Despite the golf world calling out for Woods' 14-year-old son Charlie to take on the bag, and a number of players and media figures also applying for the job via Twitter and Instagram, Woods has opted to employ the help of Rob McNamara, a close friend, business partner and confidante.

So, who is Rob McNamara?

McNamara may be a new face in the caddyshack, but he's a prominent figure in the world of golf and has been by Woods' side throughout his career. He is also vice president of TGR Ventures, the umbrella company that oversees Woods' off-course ventures, including the TGR Foundation, TGR Live and TGR Design.

Clearly a busy man, it seems unlikely that McNamara will be the long-term solution to Woods' caddie dilemma, and with the 15-time major champion recently claiming that it's feasible he could play one tournament a month in 2024, it looks like a more suitable and less busy replacement could well be on the cards. 

Discussing whether or not Woods' would consider his son as a possible caddie for the 2024 season, he said:

"As far as next year, I don’t know yet. I don't think Charlie’s going to be able to caddie. Can't play hooky that often.
"I don't know. Honestly, I really don't know. I was just looking forward to this week and seeing how things turned out. I'm curious to see what 72 holes looks like on the body and my game and then try and set a schedule going forward into next year."

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With Charlie seemingly out of contention, seeing who picks up the bag in the new year will be very interesting.

Make sure to check back for further updates on who will be caddying for Woods in 2024.

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