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Patrick Cantlay has one of the most recognisable faces in golf currently carrying his bag.

Patrick Cantlay, who is playing the Ryder Cup for the second time in 2023, has Joe LaCava caddying for him.

LaCava, who has been the caddie for Patrick Cantlay since the Wells Fargo Championship in May of 2023, is famous for caddying for the most famous face in the game, Tiger Woods.

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As well as that, LaCava has also recently carried the bag for another of the biggest names in the game, Nelly Korda. He also has experience with players such as Freddie Couples and Dustin Johnson.

But who is Joe LaCava, current caddie of Patrick Cantlay?

Joe LaCava was born in Newtown, Connecticut in 1955. He is married to Megan LaCava and has two children, Joe Jr and Lauren.

LaCava, who is a member of the Caddie Hall of Fame, started his caddying career back in 1987, when he was on the bag for his cousin Ken Green. Three years after first caddying, LaCava started on the bag of Masters champion Freddie Couples.

Joe LaCava was on the bag for Couples’ most famous win, his victory at the 1992 Masters at Augusta National. As well as that, LaCava has worked for Davis Love III and Justin Leonard in a long career on the PGA Tour.

Joe LaCava Freddie Couples

It was in 2011 when Tiger Woods made the call to LaCava to take over his bag, after splitting with long-term looper Steve Williams. Most famously, LaCava was then carrying the bag for Woods at his victory in the 2019 Masters tournament.

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However, when Woods stopped playing recently due to injury, LaCava took on other caddying jobs. Now, he is settled on the bag of Patrick Cantlay, with LaCava carrying the bag for the PGA Tour star for the remainder of the 2023 season.

Patrick Cantlay caddie

Nowadays, thanks largely to his caddying for Tiger Woods, LaCava is one of the most recognisable faces in the world of caddying. He’s also known for his attention to detail and it’s fair to say he’s seen everything there is to see on a golf course.

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