Yes, but I'd argue Joe Lacava is just as good a caddy. For years, Steve Williams carried the bag for the most dominant player ever. That doesn't mean Tiger wouldn't have been as dominant with another caddy. He would have still. He was there, but he didn't contribute anything more than say a Joe Lacava would have. Tiger's made a career of clutch putts. He's the one that felt all the pressure, not the caddy.
The only player-caddy relationship out there that I can honestly say the caddy means something is Phil-Bones. Bones keeps Phil undercheck for most of the time. He has in his 4 major victories.
he said that about his racing career. he wasn't so sure about when it came to golf. he realizes that unlike racing, in golf, he has less control about the outcome.
so david feherty, the guy everyone talked up on a prior thread about being tiger's friend and champion, should now be held responsible for holding an interview with steve williams that should've never happened? are you saying that feherty had a lapse in judgement in agreeing to interview williams?
Feherty was a pawn in CBS' game. He still has bosses remember. CBS wanted the interview and Feherty was the one covering the group, so it was his to do. I doubt he actually had a choice in the matter.
I was referring to currently, but I see your point.
I really do like the partnership of Tiger and Joey though. Not so much for on the course because Tiger could succeed with anybody there, but I believe the decision Joe Lacava made to leave a promising player like Dustin Johnson to go be on Tiger's bag was huge for Tiger's confidence. Tiger had hit a professional low after that missed cut at the PGA last year. That was the height of Tiger's doubters coming off injury and a mess of a performance. For a well respected caddy like Lacava to join Tiger, that was huge.
Feherty has a TV show. That's extremely different from an on-course interview right after a round.
I'm sure his bosses told him to interview Williams if Scott were to win. Its as simple as that. He still has producers that control the shots. His bosses wouldn't have let him say no to that without consequence. That's a big story because of the time. It was just a few weeks after the spat between Tiger and Steve. What producer in their right mind wouldn't want to get that interview.