A Caddie should be aware of his player's superstitions. Fred Couples always used a particular 1965 quarter to mark his ball on the putting green. Curtis Strange thought it was bad luck if, after he had hit an iron shot stiff, his standard-bearer changed his score before he had actually holed out the putt. Curtis would get real uptight and more than once he missed the putt, at which point life would become quite unpleasant for the standard-bearer. I am very superstitious and think it paid off when I caddied for Ben Crenshaw at the '95 Grand Slam of Golf in Kauai, Hawaii. After finishing the 17th hole in the first round, John Daly, Steve Elkington and Corey Pavin all unknowingly marched across a rock wall that the natives said used to be an ancestral resting place. I decided that this was bad karma, and I persuaded Ben to walk around the wall and go an extra 40 yards to get to the 18th tee. The next day Ben skulled a wedge on his approach to the 18th green, but the ball dived into the hole for an eagle and a one-stroke victory. I'll always chalk up that one to the spirit world.