Silvia Cavalleri (left) is the only LPGA player who employs her mother as a full-time caddie—in this case 62-year-old Victoria Cavalleri of Verona, Italy.
SI: Why your mom?
SC: I turned pro in 1997 and came to live in the U.S. I was a long way from Verona and without my mom. I was lonely.
SI: Did she have to apply for die job?
SI: Have you ever threatened to fire her?
SI: Has she ever threatened to leave you for another player?
SC: No, no, no. She wouldn't do it as a real job. I do all die technical stuff like reading greens and figuring out yardages. She just likes being with me.
SI: What's the going rate for a caddie these days?