2017 Caddie Competition results

Tommy Fleetwood’s caddie, Ian Finnis, won THE PLAYERS Championship Caddie Competition in memory of Bruce Edwards with a shot to 6 feet, 11 inches

Each year during the Wednesday practice round at THE PLAYERS, players and caddies switch roles when they arrive at the famous 17th hole, and the caddies get the opportunity to take a swing. Each player contributes to the prize fund and the caddie who ends up closest to the pin takes home the money.
This is a tradition unique to THE PLAYERS and one that provides an added layer of entertainment for the fans, players and caddies alike.  The competition is named to honor Tom Watson’s longtime caddie and friend Bruce Edwards, who passed away in 2004 from ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”  In 2014, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Edwards’ passing, the PGA TOUR began a tradition of matching any donations the caddies/players make, with all the money going to the Bruce Edwards Foundation.
In addition to the prize money, Callas will receive a VIP parking spot in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse lot, ThursdaySunday of THE PLAYERS, an engraved money clip and a framed hand-drawn sketch by Casey Jones.
  1. Ian Finnis (Tommy Fleetwood) – 6 feet, 11 inches
  2. Joe Greiner (Kevin Chappell) – 9 feet, 10 inches
  3. Chris Berry (Brian Gay) – 13 feet, 1 inch
  4. Matthew Kelly (Marc Leishman) – 13 feet, 11 inches
  5. Brandon Antus (William McGirt) – 14 feet, 2 inches
About THE PLAYERS Championship
THE PLAYERS Championship annually combines the best field in golf with the world-class venue that is THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Morgan Stanley, PwC and Optum are the exclusive Proud Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $84 million since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977, including a record $8.5 million generated in 2016. In April 2011, THE PLAYERS announced a new charitable focus, committing to generate $50 million for youth-related charities over 10 years. For more on THE PLAYERS and the surrounding area, visit THEPLAYERSChampionship.com or floridashistoriccoast.com.
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