Jumping Around Time—which is what caddies call the late-season flurry of firings and the jockeying for new jobs—is a lot like the television show Survivor. Now that the Striped One has made the other Tour players desperate to improve, they are more likely to ax a looper. Even family-related caddies, who used to have immunity from the wielded blade, are looking over their shoulders. These days, caddies have to be as cagey as Richard Hatch and keep their options open. When the jumping around starts, guys who signal future availability without appearing overeager or disloyal land good bags. Instead of a moist towel, the new caddie staple is the cell phone. Any job hunter hanging around the parking lot on Tuesday morning has been voted off the island.