Who's your Caddy?

Who's your Caddy?

Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf

Book - 2003
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The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk at Sports Illustrated to caddy for some of the world's most famous golfers, and some celebrity duffers, recounting it all in this hilarious and revealing look at the world of golf. Who knows a golfer best? Who's with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their games by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world--including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Casey Martin, and Jill McGill--agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events. To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also caddied at the Masters, persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to use him as a caddy, accompanied high-rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer. In Who's Your Caddy?, Reilly chronicles his experiences in the same inimitable style that makes his back-page column for Sports Illustrated a must-read for more than twenty million people every week. From his laugh-out-loud portrait of Deepak Chopra decomposing on the green, to his portraits of good ol' boys who bet $100,000 a round, to his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy, to his insights into what makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly combines a wicked wit with an expert's eye in a most original and entertaining look at golf. Who's Your Caddy? is the next best thing to a great round of golf. It is sure to delight low-handicappers, high-handicappers, and everyone in between. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2003.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385488853
0385488858
Branch Call Number: 796.352 R273
Characteristics: 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Who is your caddy

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forgeman
Jan 27, 2017

I've read this book twice now and might go over it again just to get another laugh from his perspective. Reilly has a sharp wit and it comes in very handy here. I think some of the guys I know who get so mad at their golf game should read this and learn to settle down. It was after first reading it when I either stopped keeping score or never bothered adding up at the end of a round and just enjoyed the day. Golf is a funny game and Reilly makes it even more so. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

neko Jun 10, 2011

Rick's view of the world of golf is personal, immediate, and always ready to laugh.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

I liked it even though I don't know or care about golf and didn't understand the golf references.

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corydee2
Feb 15, 2008

Author spent a year caddying for various people (celebrities, pros, disabled, etc) and comments on life and golf based on the few hours spent with each.

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