Monday, March 23, 2009
Guess Who is Caddying for Erica Blasberg?
Admit it -- you've been sitting around at times thinking to yourself, "That Dogs That Chase Cars guy would probably be a really incredible caddie." Oh, you haven't? Damn.
Well LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg laughs at your negative caddying presumptions about me and wants you to know that starting this Thursday, yours truly will be lugging Erica's bag for 72 straight holes.
/touches toes ... cracks back ... sighs
Yep, it's true. This week I will be at the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International Presented by Mirassou Winery at Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona caddying for a real, live LPGA girl in a real, live LPGA tournament. What you got to say about that, Rick Reilly?
I haven't exactly decided what approach I'm planning on taking, but it should involve multiple reports over at the Golf FanHouse page including some (crosses fingers) good Getty Images photos from my friends over there (thanks Maxx).
Just a little background. I went to the University of Arizona, where I met and covered Erica during her time dominating the collegiate golf circuit. I'm not going to tell you I'm the best caddie in the world, but I do have some experience at a little known golf club called St. Andrews (pats back), so at least someone believed at one point that I can read a putt or two.
It should be interesting and I'm excited, and my two goals are these -- not to land Blasberg a fine for a bad bunker rake job and try not to hand her a 9-iron when she asks for a 6. Easy does it.