What's that on Tiger's caddie's sleeve?!

Woods And La Cava
Deals with the likes of Bridgestone, Monster and TaylorMade having been freshly inked, Tiger Woods’ list of sponsors is looking vastly different this year.

Even so, a picture of his caddie Joe La Cava during a practice round for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines still had us doing a double-take at a logo we’d not noticed before.

On closer inspection, La Cava, who joined forces with Woods in September 2011, appears to be wearing the logo of The Manitowoc Company on his right sleeve.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Lacava21
Lacava3

Based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, The Manitowoc Company dates back to 1902 and is a Fortune 1000 manufacturer of cranes. That’s right – cranes.

Manitowac

We’ve double-checked Tiger’s most up-to-date list of sponsors and there’s no sign of Manitowoc, so it appears that Joe has a deal all of his own.

It also doesn’t appear to be anything particularly new. A quick rustle through the image library reveals that he has been wearing the Manitowoc logo on tour for at least four years. Here he is with Woods at the 2013 Honda Classic.

Tiger Joe Honda

Prior to that, he wore the logo of American sports bar chain ‘Yard House’ on both his sleeve and the top left patch of his polo shirt.

La Cava Yard House

Interestingly, Woods’ former caddie, Steve Williams, has a long-standing deal of his own with Valvoline Oil.

A keen speedway racer in his downtime, the New Zealander transferred his association with Valvoline from the track to the fairway back in February 2003. He was still sporting the logo during his most recent outing with current employer Adam Scott in Australia towards the end of last year.

Steve Williams1

Could more ‘caddie only’ deals be the way of the future? We wouldn’t bet against it.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
HOW TO PLAY BUNKER SHOTS LIKE A PRO
Bunker Play
play button
INSIDE THE SWING OF TOMMY FLEETWOOD | SWING ANALYSIS
Tommy Fleetwood
play button
THE CORRECT WAY TO REPAIR A PITCH MARK
Pitch Mark
play button
SHOULD YOU BE USING HONMA GOLF CLUBS? – TR21 X & T//WORLD GS review
Honma
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Report: PGA Tour paying $40m bonus to "most influential pros"
New study reveals PGA Tour's highest all-time earner per shot
Monday Qualifier hopeful cards score over 100
Edinburgh municipal courses record huge spike in demand
Gary Player criticises son for Masters golf ball "stunt"

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
Don’t take the club away to the inside
Watch
play button
Increase your power
Watch
play button
Strengthening your grip
Watch
play button
Stand taller at address says Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow