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Caddie Day the Second Day of #QLNational

You may never have heard of Brent Henley, Jeff Weber, Mike Greller or Joe Lacava on the PGA Tour but these are caddies and they are out there in camera view. The key names may change from week to week depending on the gig or the foibles of their managers. But one thing is for sure they are here this week in Bethesda and so are their respective bosses, PGA Players Robert Garrigus, Davis Love III, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods.

Their work begins well before I show up to take their pictures walking along the green grass. It’s hard work and the payday varies based on how well the boss does. Most work on a percentage basis of between 6 and 10 percent of the purse winnings but who is counting – that’s all between the employer and employee.

Rarely do they appear in the news let alone get to be a feature unless there is a specific involvement – sort of like Patrick Reed and his wife Justine, who just happened to be his caddie here last year at Congressional.

So if you take a glorious walk along the greenery that is Congressional on Saturday and Sunday pay particular attention to the caddies. Their role is a subordinate one but see if you can make a game out of their activities to amuse yourself while you stand and sweat in the heat – I did.

Look at these and see if you can match up Caddie Day games of Leapfrog, or don’t touch my putter or is that really my ball – or did you just find that one in the rough.

Have fun this weekend – take the family or golf buddies out to Congressional – it is one of those summer must do things in the greater MoCo area.

Caddie Miguel Rivera leads the way for his boss Charley Hoffman as they head down the 5th fairway

Caddie Miguel Rivera leads the way for his boss Charley Hoffman as they head down the 5th fairway

Caddie Eric Bejas spies a fly on the back of his boss Bryce Molder but dares not to break his concentration on this putt.

Caddie Eric Bejas spies a fly on the back of his boss Bryce Molder but dares not to break his concentration on this putt.

Caddie Erik Frost hands a golf  ball to Peter Hanson on the 1st green

Caddie Erik Frost hands a golf ball to Peter Hanson on the 1st green

On 1st Green - Roberto Castro hands off his ball to the caddie Rusty Stark

On 1st Green – Roberto Castro hands off his ball to the caddie Rusty Stark

Here is Danny Lee and his caddie Kurt Kowaluk studying the up hill breaks on the 1st green.

Here is Danny Lee and his caddie Kurt Kowaluk studying the up hill breaks on the 1st green.

Caddie Paul Tesori plays catch with his boss Webb Simpson.

Caddie Paul Tesori plays catch with his boss Webb Simpson.

Caddies Joe Lacava and Mike Greller yuck it up behind the backs of their respective bosses Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth as they walk up the 1st fairway.

Caddies Joe Lacava and Mike Greller yuck it up behind the backs of their respective bosses Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth as they walk up the 1st fairway.

Is that really my putter - Carl Pettersson has that long expression after his caddie Tommy Anderson hands him the club

Is that really my putter – Carl Pettersson has that long expression after his caddie Tommy Anderson hands him the club

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Phil Fabrizio

About Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or visit his SugarLoaf Photography facebook page or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf. Find Phil’s blog on MyMCMedia here.

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