As the FedEx Cup was coming to a conclusion on Sunday, Dustin Johnson got some shocking news. His caddie Joe LaCava told Johnson that he was leaving him. Through Dustin’s agent, he said that he was “completely surprised” by the decision after all their success. LaCava wanted to go work for Tiger Woods. According to Tiger’s website, Tiger waited until after the FedEx to hold substantive talks with LaCava, who had expressed a desire to caddie for Woods. So, apparently within hours, if not minutes, on Sunday, LaCava had an interview with Woods, got an offer from Woods, and then told Johnson that he was leaving. Pretty quick work you have to say. Tiger was even ready with a press release that stole some of the thunder away from the victor, Bill Haas.
Butch Harmon, Johnson’s coach and Tiger’s ex-coach, was none too pleased with Tiger. “The thing that bothered me the most was Tiger Woods not calling Dustin Johnson and asking if he could talk to Joe. That’s the way it’s done. I’m a little disappointed with the way Tiger dealt with it. But I’m not surprised.”