Who will caddie for Tiger Woods when he returns? Here are the candidates...

Who will caddy for Tiger Woods at the Hero World Challenge? GolfMagic decided to take a look at the potential candidates for the hall of fame golfer.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2023
Who will caddie for Tiger Woods when he returns? Here are the candidates...

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will attempt yet another comeback in his illustrious career by teeing it up at his own PGA Tour event. 

Woods, 47, will play the Hero World Challenge in Albany over 30 November to 3 December. 

It means he will play competitively for the first time since limping out of the Masters in April. 

Woods looked simply battered in the wind and rain at Augusta National as he hobbled to last place. His legion of fans feared the worst. 

He went under the knife once again, this time having a procedure called a subtalar fusion to help alleviate the plantar fasciitis he developed in his right heel. 

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The surgery was linked to the injuries he suffered in his 2021 car crash in the Los Angeles hills that sidelined him for nearly 14 months. 

Recent footage of the golfer whilst on caddying duties for his teenage son Charlie Woods showed the golfer walking fairly comfortably. 

When Woods went under the knife his long-time caddie Joe LaCava was approached by Patrick Cantlay after he parted ways with Matt Minister. 

LaCava got Woods' blessing to carry for Cantlay and he is the most likely candidate to loop for the 15-time major champ in the Bahamas considering Cantlay isn't in the field. 

GolfMagic decided to take a look at some other options for Woods if LaCava isn't available. 

Charlie Woods

Tiger's son will inevitably caddy for his father at some point however this may be too soon for the 14-year-old. Despite looking a bit beefier these days, Woods' bag is said to weigh more than 20lbs. It might be too much of an ask for Charlie to lug that around the heat over four days in the heat. 

Joe LaCava Jr. 

Joe LaCava's son has been on the bag for Charlie during each and every appearance at the PNC Championship. The families are close so this would be an obvious choice. 

Rob McNamara

Rob McNamara is essential to Team Tiger. He serves as the vice president of TGR Ventures and is, although unofficially, a second set of eyes for Woods' golf swing. 

Woods previously told reporters he estimates he's played at least 500 rounds of golf with McNamara. 

"He knows my game,"  Woods previously explained. 

He added: "One, he's a good player. Two, he's got a good eye and he has seen me go through changes and iterations in the game of golf, but at the end of the day I try and use Rob for what I'm trying to work on now, because right now it's different, because I'm limited what I can do, and not only am I limited in what I can do, I'm limited in how much I can practice."

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