A PGA Golfer Asked a 16-Year-Old Fan to Be His Caddy

This is a pretty sweet summer gig for a teenager.  Beats working at Arby’s anyway.  There’s a PGA golfer from Australia named Steven Bowditch.  And he’s playing in a big tournament in Silvis, Illinois this weekend.


And earlier this week, he went on Twitter to see if any local KIDS wanted to be his caddy.  And a 16-year-old named Elias Francque responded about an hour later.    He said he’s turning 17 this Friday, and it would be an awesome birthday present.  Then Steven tweeted back and said he got the job.


The thing is, this might actually be a smart move for Steven, because Elias knows the course pretty well.  He’s played it over 10 times, and he’s caddied there for amateur tournaments before.


And Steven could use all the help he can get, because he hasn’t been doing well lately.  He won two events back in 2014 and 2015.  But he’s played in five so far this year, and missed the cut in four of them.


(Here’s a photo from Elias’s dad’s Instagram.  We’re pretty sure that’s Elias posing with him.)


It always feels good to win some money from my son #hittherange

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