OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Matt Kuchar has a familiar confront on the bag this 7 days at the BMW Championship right after parting ways with longtime caddie John Wood.
Kuchar’s wife, Sybi, is caddying this week at Olympia Fields as the 42-12 months-previous seems to prolong his time another 7 days. Those people longshot probabilities took a big strike when the veteran opened with a 5-in excess of 75, leaving him 8 photographs off the early guide.
Kuchar and Wood experienced been jointly due to the fact 2015, teaming for Kuchar’s 2019 Sony Open up victory as properly as his bronze medal general performance at the 2016 Olympics. They last labored collectively at the PGA Championship, where Kuchar missed the minimize, and the subsequent 7 days Wooden explained to him he wished off the bag.
“John Wooden termed me following the 7 days of Greensboro and explained he was going to be finished caddying, at minimum for me,” Kuchar instructed GolfChannel.com. “Said that he was likely to appear into some alternatives with Television. And so I type of experienced to piece jointly a couple caddies in the interim.”
Past week Kuchar concluded T-18 at The Northern Have confidence in with swing coach Chris O’Connell on the bag. O’Connell has been stationed at Friar’s Head in Lengthy Island this summer time, and vacation restrictions into and out of New York have designed it complicated for the two to hook up in new months. This 7 days he turned to his wife, who has caddied beforehand together with a fill-in stint at Mayakoba in 2018 for Zach Johnson, who was playing with Kuchar and whose normal looper at the time fell ill.
“Sybi was arranging on coming below this 7 days, and then when John pulled out she said she was happy to do it,” Kuchar stated. “She’s caddied a handful of occasions, and it is been great for us to be able to commit some time jointly. I feel she receives some satisfaction out of getting involved and becoming inside of the ropes.”
Kuchar begun the week at No. 55 in points, which means his period will probably end this 7 days exterior Chicago. He programs to have veteran caddie Brian Reed on the bag to start off the fall portion of the 2020-21 year. Reed has caddied for a number of Tour pros, including a previous stint with Kuchar, and most a short while ago was on the bag for Kyle Stanley.