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Drilling Down
February 21, 2000
THE VIEW FROM THE CADDIE SHACK
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February 21, 2000

Drilling Down

THE VIEW FROM THE CADDIE SHACK

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6. Play traffic cop, settling restless galleries or media with a firm "Stand, please" or "Hold all cameras."

7 When your player is practicing with his driver, wipe off every ball and toss it to him.

8. Do not ask about your player's plans for the evening.

9. Do not say, "Nice shot," unless it truly is.

10. Do not kick, step on, be hit by or touch a ball in play.

?The Most Egregious Caddie Error Ever
After Byron Nelson laid up at the par-5 13th hole at Canterbury in the third round of the 1946 U.S. Open, his caddie, Eddie Martin, stumbled as he ducked under the galley rope and accidentally kicked Nelson's ball. Nelson was penalized one stroke. He finished 72 holes tied with Vic Ghezzi and Lloyd Mangrum and lost the 36-hole playoff to Mangrum by a shot. Afterward Nelson told Bill Stern, the announcer of the radio broadcast, which was sponsored by Gillette, "Bill, just give me one of those things you're advertising, and I'll cut my throat."

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