I've been fired by a third of the 60 pros I have worked for, which isn't a bad ratio in my profession. Usually the player says, "I'm going to make a change," which means, "I'm sick of looking at you." I never take it personally, because it's almost always about how a guy is playing. Of course, a caddie, like any other piece of equipment, is expendable. That's why I get suspicious when a player fires extra clubs into his bag before a practice round. I just try to survive the purge. Even though I can't control how a player performs, I do have one ironclad rule for survival: Never, ever babysit. Why? The child might get boinked on the head, which is much worse for you than giving a bad yardage. What's more, for five hours a day, you're already babysitting the kid's parent.