Paul Casey laughs off caddie's hilarious blunder

Paul Casey Laughing

Paul Casey finished in a tie for third in the WGC-Mexico Championship to continue his impressive start to 2019 – despite his caddie making a hilarious blunder in the midst of the event.

After playing the first three holes of his third round in three-under, Casey and John ‘Long Socks’ McLaren noticed that something wasn’t quite right as they were discussing how to approach the green at the 13th, Casey’s fourth hole of the day.

• LPGA ace hits back at cheating allegation

• Want to work in one of the world's most iconic golf shops?

It soon emerged that McLaren had the wrong info and pin placements… and had instead taken the positions for the Puerto Rico Open which taking place opposite the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Fortunately for him, Casey saw the funny side and, once word got out, poor McLaren found himself the butt of the jokes on social media.

Paul Casey And John Mc Laren

“He's got so much abuse for that,” laughed Casey after his final round at Club de Golf Chapultepec. “Social media has torn him to pieces. Johnny is one of the best caddies on tour, so any time you can kind of get one up on him or throw him under the bus, guys want to do it.

• We're hiring! Come work with bunkered!

• DeChambeau under fire for latest tantrum

“It wasn't until the 13th where he said, ‘You need to land it on about 17.’  And I said, ‘Well, the pin's only 13 on the green.’ He suddenly looked in his book and he realised every single pin that he had written down in his book was wrong, and he couldn't figure out why.

"Eventually, we figured out it was because of the Puerto Rico pins that he pulled off the internet the night before. For the only time in his life, he didn't double-check them in the morning sitting in the breakfast room.

“It was brilliant. Johnny's amazing.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Introducing... the top 5 drivers of 2020!
play button
REAL GAME CHANGERS – Titleist TSi metalwoods review
play button
Is this a cheaper and better ball??? – Vice Golf balls review
play button
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

All golf courses in Wales ordered to close this week
Second course at Donald Trump's Aberdeen resort gets go ahead
Hospitality tickets for The 150th Open on-sale now
Golf club stands firm on 'hoodie ban' after Hatton's win
Cameraman red-faced after on-air gaffe at Fairmont St Andrews

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to get your takeaway on plane
play button
The right address is the basis of every good golf swing
play button
Control your rhythm and tempo
play button
Keep your left arm straight
See all videos right arrow