Caddie Shares Story of Tiger’s Competitiveness


The competitive nature of Tiger Woods was one of the main contributors to his dominance in the late 1990s and early 2000s. And those hoping to see glimpses of the old Woods in his latest comeback got a nice pick-me-up from Tiger’s caddie, Joe LaCava, when the looper confirmed that his boss’ internal fire is burning hot as ever.’s Josh Berhow had more background information on the story LaCava shared with Carl and Dennis Paulson on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio’s Inside the Ropes show

Woods’s caddie, Joe LaCava, recently joined the “Inside the Ropes” podcast on Sirius XM and shared a story about a time they played H-O-R-S-E in basketball. LaCava said that Woods shot a lot of 3-pointers and that he beat Woods by using a mid-range game from about 10 to 12 feet. LaCava used that strategy to win nine games in a row against the 14-time major champ.

“This is a true story,” LaCava said. “Nine games in a row — and he did not talk to me the rest of the day.”

“I didn’t even get the old text, ‘Dinner is ready,’ because I stay across at the beach house. I didn’t even get that text that night. I had to get takeout,” LaCava continued. “He didn’t announce he wasn’t [talking to me], he just didn’t. And I’m telling you, it was nine games in a row. I’m telling you, he’s so competitive, even at something like that.”

You can listen to the full audio of the story below.




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